1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I think of Akita I think of what a shame it was that the British and Dutch managed to prevent the spread of Christianity in Japan. From all accounts, it sounds like the Japanese would have been exemplary.

    — Jordan Viray · Jul 13, 11:33 AM · #

  2. Thank you, Jordan. I concur about Japan—it could have been one of the world’s greatest Catholic countries if the Protestants had abstained from throwing a monkey wrench into the Jesuits’ work.

    — Andrew Leese · Jul 13, 01:42 PM · #

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