Chapter 2 - Light and Shadow: Christian History, Resurrected. Japan’s First Seminary

About Chapter 2

At Japan's first Western school, a seminary, set within Arima's territory, the best and brightest students studied latin, the classics, and music, with a special selection of foreign lecturers.

After seeing Japanese students fluent in Latin, doing presentations and debates, it is said the vice provincial head of the Society of Jesus said with surprise, "It felt as though I were in Coimbra (Portugal)."