To obtain additional information about the activities of the Catholic Church in Japan, in English, I would like to recommend the following URLs:

Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan:https://www.cbcj.catholic.jp/english/

" REVERENCE FOR LIFE: A NEW LOOK" The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan January 1, 2017
https://www.cbcj.catholic.jp/2017/06/06/13943/

Japan Catholic News: https://www.cbcj.catholic.jp/category/jcn_e/

Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture  http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/youkoso.htm

   "Catholic Church History in Japan" by Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan
https://www.cbcj.catholic.jp/english/japan/history/

"Catholic Church History in Japan" by Saint Pauline Sisters
http://english.pauline.or.jp/history/

Japan's Catholic Church History in specific ages by Saint Pauline Sisters
 1. Christianism transmitted by Saint Francisco Xavier
2. Tensho Ken-o shisetsu (mission to Europe of 1582)
3. Prohibition of Christian religion by Hideyoshi and 26 martyrs.
4. Ieyasu Tokugawa and the Christians
5.National isolation and prohibition of Christian religion

Twenty-six Martyrs' Museun Home Page
http://www.26martyrs.com/l

List of the 26 Martyrs of Japan in Nishizaka, Nagasaki
http://26martyrsjp.businesscatalyst.com/1martyrs-list(txt).html

Tomás Nishi and Companion Martyrs: The 16 Martyrs of Nagasaki
(Canonized by SS. John Paul II in October 18, 1987)
http://26martyrsjp.businesscatalyst.com/assets/en16nagasakimartyrs2.html

Lista de los 205 Beatos Mártires del Japón
(Beatificados por Pío IX el 7 de Julio de 1867)
http://26martyrsjp.businesscatalyst.com/assets/es205mart2.html

List of Petro Kibe and 187 Companion Martyrs
(Beatified on November 24, 2008)
http://26martyrsjp.businesscatalyst.com/assets/188martyrs22.html

Dom Justo Takayama
(Beatified on 7 February 2017 in Osaka with Cardinal Angelo Amato)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom_Justo_Takayama
Japanese Christian warlord Takayama Ukon beatified
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/02/07/national/japanese-christian-warlord-takayama-ukon-beatified/#.WbyRpeQUlPY


General news in Japan
NHK World: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/
Kyodo News : http://home.kyodo.co.jp/
The Japan Times : http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
Japan Today:    http://www.japantoday.com/

The Asahi Shinbun    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/
Mainichi Daily News http://mainichi.jp/english/

The Japan News by the Yomiyuri Shinbun
http://the-japan-news.com/ 

Information on the Catholic Church in Japan & Other Areas

Profile of Father Soichiro John TERAO, owner of this website:

Born in 1941 in Nishinomiya near Osaka, Japan. Ordained a Catholic priest by Cardinal Timothy Manning, Archbishop of Los Angeles, in 1973, in Los Angeles, California with other 16 class of St.John's Seminary in Camarillo. He has been a diocesan priest of Nagoya,Japan, since ordination. He has been pastor of the parishes of Mizunami, Komaki, Sonobe, Okazaki Kozoji and ,Ichinomiya. InJune, 2015, he moved to
the parish of Zendana, in Nagoya City, Aichi prefecture, Japan..


NHK Peace Archives
http://www.nhk.or.jp/peace/english/index.html

Peace Declaration by Mayor of Hiroshima,2017

Obama Visits Hiroshima, Meets Survivors

AT SITE OF BLAST IN HIROSHIMA, POPE APPEALS FOR PEACE

Nagasaki Peace Declaration 2017

Center for Research and Documentation on Japan's War Responsibility (JWRC)
http://space.geocities.jp/japanwarres/center/english/index-english.htm



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