Let me do your homework about the early Japanese encounters
- Since I was asked, here is the pertinent information to start you on
Francis Xavier met a Portuguese-speaking samurai by the name of
Yajiro or Anjiro in Malacca, Malaysia in 1547. It was Yajiro's
recommendation that sent Francis Xavier to Japan.
Bernardo was one of the earliest companions of Francis Xavier and
accompanied him and Yajiro as they travelled throughout Japan.
Bernardo was one of the companions that accompanied Xavier
when he left Japan. When Francis Xavier died, Bernardo went to
You can find many sites on the Internet (religious and government-
sponsored) that will guide you to reference materials that may be
acceptible for your needs.
The citation of the Japanese settlement in Spain was a reference
point. I have heard of many urban legends going around and this was
mentioned to pinpoint the particulars of one of them and the date
associated with it.