This week, we wrap up our history of Christianity in Japan with a look at the Occupation and Postwar Eras — and with some final thoughts on what it means to be a part of a faith viewed as “outside” the mainstream of the nation.
A translation from the Japanese government of the decision in Kakunaga v. Sekiguchi
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