True Christianity reached China and Japan 2000 years:
Behold, these shall come from afar: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim (Isaiah 49:12).
The land of Sinim refers to China in the Holy Bible. China had millions of Christians, which the Latin Church derisively referred to as Nestorians or heretics. Marco Polo in his Travels refers to the millions of Christians he found in China.
The vast multitude of Chinese Christians were later exterminated by the Mongols and the Muslims. The Japanese had their own version of the Spanish Armada when the Mongols tried to invade Japan.
The first 3 Jesuits to enter Japan were Francis Xavier, Alessandro Valignano and Francisco Cabral.
At first the Jesuits were warmly welcomed by the Japanese emperor who was eager for contact with the Western world. The Emperor, Daimyo Nobunaga, welcomed them and actually gave them land in Kyoto:
Daimyo Nobunaga, sixteenth century military dictator of Japan, welcomed the Jesuit missionaries who came with the Western traders. Contrary to popular belief, when Japan first came into contact with the West she was eager for the interchange of ideas and commercial commodities. Nobunaga granted the Roman Catholics freedom to propagate their religion, donated them land in Kyoto and promised them a yearly allowance of money. Soon missions were established throughout the country and converts were made by the thousands." (Vietnam, Why Did We Go?, p. 146).
That love soon turned to hate however when the astute Japanese found out that the "missionaries" were just the vanguard of an invading army:
In 1596 a Spanish galleon, the San Felipe, was shipwrecked off the providence of Tosa. Hideyoshi ordered the ship and its goods confiscated. The angry Spanish captain, wishing to impress or intimidate the Japanese officials, indulged in some boasting how Spain had acquired a great world empire. For proof the captain showed the Japanese officials a map of all the great Spanish dominions. His astonished hearers asked how it had been possible for a nation to subjugate so many lands. The Spanish captain boasted that the Japanese would never be able to imitate Spain, simply because they had no Catholic missionaries. He confirmed that all Spanish dominions had been acquired by first sending in missionaries to convert their people, then the Spanish troops to coordinate the final conquest.
When this conversation was reported, Hideyoshi's anger knew no bounds. His suspicions about the use of missionaries as a first stepping-stone for conquest was confirmed. He recognized this pattern of cunning conquest at work within his own empire.(Vietnam, Why Did We Go?, pp. 151-152).
When the Japanese emperor found out about this Jesuit "missionary" spearhead to conquer his country, his fury knew no bounds.
The Jesuits—like the false "Jews"—have been banned from almost every single country in the world.
The Exclusion Edict of 1639 banned the Jesuits from Japan!!
Those who converted to Catholicism were questioned about their loyalty to Japan, and in 1597, Hideyoshi ordered the crucifixion of nine Jesuit missionaries and seventeen Japanese converts. This was only the start of the hostility towards European influence and interaction; persecutions, beheadings, and forced secessions would all but eliminate Roman Catholicism over the next few decades.
The 3 key points of the Exclusion Edict of 1635 included:
|The Japanese were to be kept within Japan’s own boundaries. Strict rules were set to prevent them from leaving the country, and if any such attempt was made, they would face penalty of death. Europeans that entered Japan illegally would face the death penalty as well.|
|Catholicism was strictly forbidden. Those found practicing the Christian faith were subject to investigation, and anyone associated with Catholicism would be punished. To encourage the search for those who still followed Christianity, rewards were given to those who were willing to turn them in. Prevention of missionary activity was also stressed by the edict; no missionary was allowed to enter, and if apprehended by the government, he would face harsh sentences.|
|Trade restrictions and strict limitations on goods were set to limit the ports open to trade, and the merchants who would be allowed to engage in trade. Relations with the Portuguese were cut off entirely; Chinese merchants and those of the Dutch East India Company were restricted to enclaves in Nagasaki. Trade was also conducted with China through the semi-independent vassal kingdom of the Ryukyus, with Korea via Tsushima Domain, and with the Ainu people through Matsumae Domain.|
Naval guns forced the reclusive Japanese to open up to the outside world in 1853.
Commodore Matthew Perry forced Japan to open up in 1853
In 1852, Perry embarked from Norfolk, Virginia, bound for Japan, in command of a squadron of 4 ships: Mississippi, Plymouth, Saratoga, and Susquehanna. He landed on July 18, 1853, and was met by representatives of the Tokugawa Shogunate who told him to proceed to Nagasaki, where there was limited trade with the Netherlands and which was the only Japanese port open to foreigners at that time.
On March 31, 1854, a treaty was signed between the U.S. and Japan entitled The Convention of Kanagawa. Here are some of the articles in that treaty:
|There shall be a perfect, permanent, and universal peace, and a sincere and cordial amity between the United States of America on the one part, and the Empire of Japan on the other part, and between their people respectively, without exception of persons or places.|
|The port of Simoda [in Yedo harbor], in the principality of Idzu, and the port of Hakodade, in the principality of Matsmai [Hokkaido], are granted by the Japanese as ports for the reception of American ships, where they can be supplied with wood, water, provisions, and coal, and other articles their necessities may require, as far as the Japanese have them. The time for opening the first-named port is immediately on signing this treaty; the last named port is to be opened immediately after the same day in the ensuing Japanese year.|
NOTE. A tariff of prices shall be given by the Japanese officers of the things which they can furnish, payment for which shall be made in gold and silver coin.
|Whenever ships of the United States are thrown or wrecked on the coast of Japan, the Japanese vessels will assist them, and carry their crews to Simoda, or Hakodade, and hand them over to their countrymen, appointed to receive them; whatever articles the shipwrecked men may have preserved shall likewise be restored, and the expenses incurred in the rescue and support of Americans and Japanese who may thus be thrown upon the shores of either nation are not to be refunded.|
Japan became stragegically important after the loss of the Papal States in 1870.
Japan became strategically important after the loss the Papal States in 1870
After the loss of the Papal States in 1870, Japan became strategically important to the Vatican because of its proximity to Russia.
Emperor Meiji (1852-1912).
Russia was one of the first countries to recognize the newly united kingdom of Italy with Rome as its headquarters. Russia was also the most powerful country in Europe and its conquest was the key to regaining the lost states.
The Russo-Japanese war of 1905
The Russians were in constant pursuit of a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean, for their navy as well as for maritime trade. The recently established Pacific seaport of Vladivostok was the only active Russian port that was reasonably operational during the summer season; but Port Arthur would be operational all year. Negotiations between the Tsar's government and Japan between the end of the First Sino-Japanese War and 1903, had proved futile. The Japanese chose war to maintain exclusive dominance in Korea.
This disastrous war with the Japanese Empire was orchestrated from London in order to destroy the Orthodox Church and replace it with British Marxism-Leninism.
The Tripartite Pact
In September 1940, Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan entered into a military alliance called the Tripartite Pact, which officially founded the Axis Powers of World War II that opposed the Allied Powers.
Karl Marx—the father of Communism—was a British newspaper reporter for the New York Herald Tribune during the U.S. Civil War. "Journalist," along with "actor," was always a favorite cover for British spies.
The bombing of Pearl Harbor
As signatory to the Tripartite Pact, Japan was supposed to attack the Soviet Union in the East, while Germany attacked in the West. This did not happen however because Japan had a nasty encounter with the Russian forces in 1939 at the Battle of Khalkhyn Gol.
In May 1939, the Japanese Kwantung army was attacked and almost annihilated by Russian general Georgy Zhukov. It was the real beginning of WWII.
This encounter with the Russian army made the Japanese think twice about attacking Russia so they attacked Southeast Asia instead.
It never occurred to Roosevelt that the British in Canada were the major threat to the United States . . . and not the far away Japanese Empire.
Instead of attacking Russia as planned and agreed in the Tripartite Pact, the Japanese launched an attack on Southeast Asia. On December 7, 1941, they launched a "surprise" attack on Pearl Harbor which wasn't a surprise at all because the Japanese cipher was already broken.
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima!!
On August 6, 1945, a B-29 bomber dropped an "atomic bomb" on Hiroshima, Japan. Over 150,000 people were killed. Everything within a one-mile radius was completely destroyed. That is almost everything.
Less than one kilometer from ground zero was a two story home attached to a church. The home remained intact. The church remained except for the roof which was blown away. Inside the home were eight Jesuit priests. Except for a few minor cuts and bruises these eight priests were not harmed.
How these eight men lived through an "atomic" blast has never been explained. How the home remained is also a mystery. Some of the world's greatest scientists have investigated, and none have even attempted a theory on this remarkable survival. They have however, provided the world with documentation proving beyond any reasonable doubt that these buildings should have been destroyed and the priests, not just killed, but annihilated.
At 8:151/2 that August morning, every window in Arrupe's resident at Nagatsuka was shattered by a roaring shockwave, and the sky was filled with a light he later described as 'overwhelming and baleful.' By the time he and his community of Jesuits ventured out some thirty minutes later, a firestorm driven by a scorching 40 mph wind had enveloped Hiroshima. As he dispatched his first rescue team into the suburbs—his was the first medical team, rudimentary though it was, to start up in the stricken city—a muddy, sticky, radioactive rain began to fall, turning the heat of the air into an eerie chill (Martin, The Jesuits, p. 350).
The Japanese were more than anxious to surrender once the Soviets entered the war. Most of the top U.S. generals (including President Eisenhower) said that the bombing was unnecessary. It had great propaganda effect for the Jesuits as Baptist President Truman was blamed for the bombing.
Arrupe blamed the "godless" United States (meaning not Pope ruled) for the bombing:
From that moment, Hiroshima became something new to Pedro Arrupe. It became a bloody example of what a "godless" society could wreak; it became a living tableau, etched in pain and suffering, of what Western corruption could accomplish; it became a pathetic commentary on Western misunderstanding of the Japanese mind that was so utterly alien to it.(Martin, The Jesuits, p. 350).
Arrupe and his Jesuits actually became HEROES and CELEBRITIES in Japan:
The truth is that both Japanese cities where not hit by atomic bombs, but by Napalm bombs carpeting. READ MORE.In a curious twist of fate, his service in the city where he had been sent to find greater obscurity brought him his first taste of worldly limelight. He and his Religious Order received public thanks from the Japanese. Without any doubt, their efforts at aiding the stricken were instrumental in the postwar success of the Jesuits in Japan.
During the twenty years Pedro Arrupe spent in Japan after 1945—during his career as Vice-Provincial of all Jesuits in postwar Japan—he remained a celebrity of sorts. And he still kept up the same back-breaking pace of work—administering the Province, fund-raising, preaching, traveling. (Martin, The Jesuits, p. 352).
President Truman was SET-UP!!
Just as in the case of the gracious Queen Elizabeth I who was forced into signing the death warrant of Mary Queen of Scots, President Truman was set-up by the events surrounding the atomic bombing of Japan. President Truman was actually OUT of the country SIGHTSEEING when those momentous events happened.