You asked: Why did Japanese persecute Christians?

What do Japanese think about Christianity?

Generally, the Japanese view Christianity as a foreign, western religion. Reader (1993) stated that Christianity is still rather alien to most Japanese. That is why Japanese Christians often feel it hard to reconcile their belief in Christianity with their own cultural traditions.

When did Japan reject Christianity?

Christianity first arrived in Japan in 1549, but was banned for some 250 years during the Edo period (1603–1868).

Which religion is banned in Japan?

When Japan’s ban on Christianity was lifted in 1873, some Hidden Christians joined the Catholic Church; others opted to maintain what they saw as the true faith of their ancestors.

Can Christians be samurai?

Christianity was not common in feudal Japan. As a foreign religion, it was embraced by a small minority of people including some samurai who were the social and military elite. Among those Christian samurais, one of the most renowned was Takayama Ukon.

Which religion is banned in China?

Over a dozen religious or spiritual groups are banned in China as “evil cults,” including Falun Gong and the Church of Almighty God. Seven religious associations are listed as officially recognized national religious associations.

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