Foreign News: Monument of Moment

"So long as the sun warms the earth let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan. Let all know that if Kin? Philip* himself or even the very God of the Christians contravene this prohibition they shall pay for it with their heads. Let them think no more of us, just as if we were no longer in the world."

With edicts couched in such terms as these the Shoguns of Japan banished, not quite three centuries ago, the Jesuit missionaries and Occidental traders who had flocked to Nippon a century earlier,...

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