Long before the term “selfie” carved out a unique niche in our lexicons, the Japanese used an alternative word that quickly became a part of the personal vocabulary and history of my wife Rowena and me.
A Short History of Hidden Christians in Japan | 隠れキリシタン
Protestant Christianity came to Japan in 1859, but Catholic missionaries arrived approximately three hundred years earlier, making a significant impact.
Foreigners in Our Own Country: Lessons on Reentry
I was running late to catch my flight from Sapporo, in northern Japan, to Tokyo, so I failed to take the usual precautions to prepare for my journey. This became evident when I entered the airport security line and fumbled to remove the loose items in my pocket.