Leprosy is very common in Japan. Exact statistics are not obtainable; for the disease is considered to bring such disgrace upon the family which it enters that its existence is often concealed. When the family is in comfortable circumstances, the patient is usually shut off in a separate room in order that he may not be seen by outsiders, and […]Read more ›
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The new Lord of Arima exhibited like cruelty towards those whose only offense was a belief in Christianity. He soon gained the reputation of being the most successful extortioner of recantations that Japan had yet seen. His son, Matsukura Shigetsugu, who succeeded him in 1630, imitated his father’s virulence against the Christians, but was not so skillful a ruler. He […]Read more ›