December 14, 2017

Win a Trip to Japan When You Uncover the Hidden Christians of Amakusa

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  • There is an unexplored history that’s waiting to be re-discovered on a remote island in Shinto- and Buddhist-dominated Japan.

    Amakusa, a remote island west of Japan with natural scenery that’s barely tainted, once served as home to missionaries and believers of Christianity. While they once saw a period of flourish, the story of the Christians in Amakusa didn’t go as smoothly as fairy tales do.

    In the three-part documentary “Keeping the Faith: The Story of Japan’s Hidden Christians,” Filipino actor and host Robi Domingo joins Japanese actor Kaz Sawamura in retracing the history of Christianity in Japan and visiting places where this religion had once flourished.

    You can watch their journey on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) on December 14, December 28, and January 11, 2018, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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    Unbeknownst to many, missionaries landed in the island of Kyushu in the 16th century to spread Christianity in Japan.In the documentary "Keeping the Faith: The Story of Japan’s Hidden Christians," we retrace the history of Christianity in Japan, and visit the sites where the religion has flourished and survived despite the prohibition.Divided into a three-part travelogue, join us as we reveal the Kakure Kirishitans (Hidden Christians) who went underground and risked their lives to keep practicing their faith.Catch the documentary hosted by Robi Domingo on ANC 24/7's Documentary Hour, on December 14, December 28, 2017 and January 11, 2018, 8 PM-9 PM. #ANCKeepingTheFaith #HiddenChristians #GoAmakusa #GoEzo

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    While you join Domingo and Sawamura on their trip, you can also get the chance to explore Amakusa and other parts of Japan for yourself when you answer their poll and share your thoughts about the lesser-known tales of Amakusa.

    Win a trip to Japan for two just by answering the poll posted on their Facebook page! Before doing so, be sure you have watched the documentary and read the official rules and mechanics of the contest. The contest runs from December 14 until January 18 only.

    For more information, be sure to follow Go Amakusa’s Facebook page at!

    You can also read more about the Hidden Christians of Amakusa in Japan on the December 2017 issue of Philippine Primer magazine (English).

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