About The Author


Father James P. Colligan has been a Catholic priest for 60 years. While serving as a priest in Japan, Colligan studied the Japanese language and can read, write, and speak Japanese. He earned a master’s in journalism in 1968 from Syracuse University and returned to Japan as a journalist. For a decade he contributed a regular column to the Japan Christian Quarterly and was coeditor of their Protestant publication, Christianity in Japan. Colligan is a member of the Press Association, the Overseas Press Club, and the Correspondents Club of Japan, which awarded him a Life Membership. Colligan is now residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.