I found this pretty interesting. Isuna Hasekura has contributed to a new Medieval European Studies journal published during autumn of last year. The acknowledgements read: “We gratefully acknowledge a generous donation from Mr. Isuna Hasekura and Mr. Nobuo Matsuki which made the launching of Spicilegium possible.” Cytrus, a dear reader and fellow blogger, once sent me a reading list of what Hasekura studied in order to write Spice and Wolf, but I had no idea that his passion for the Middle Ages was great enough for him to sponsor a historical journal! Spicilegium is run by the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies, and I hope to read their first issue soon. As of now, it only contains three articles, but I hope that the journal will grow in the future.
On another note, I hope to be publishing blogs more regularly in the near future, so look forward to that!