After visiting Thailand from November 20 - 23, it has been announced that Pope Francis will visit Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki in Japan from November 23 - 26. While in Japan, he will visit with Emperor Naruhito, Prime Minister Abe, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga. In 2014, PM Abe invited Pope Francis to visit Japan when he was at the Vatican.
In 1981, Pope John Paul II was the first Catholic Pontiff to visit Japan. Although its main religions are Buddhism and Shintoism, Japan has about 441,000 Catholics, many in Nagasaki. Nagasaki Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami has welcomed the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, saying he and others have been asking the Pope to come to Japan for years. Nagasaki's history of Christian missionaries goes back many years, including the 26 martyrs killed in 1597.
I visited many of the Nagasaki Catholic sites when I was there in 2017, and posted about the History of Christianity in Japan after my trip. I am not Catholic, but I am interested in the Pope. I don't know what the Pope's schedule will be or if there will be public appearances, but I would like to see him. I wonder what language he will use when in Japan. Obviously there will be Japanese translators. I will try to find out more about his Japanese trip.