Rodrigues was a Portuguese who went to Japan in 1577 where he was ordained as a Jesuit priest. He was renowned for his fluency with the Japanese language and had dealings with Toyotomi Hideyoshi the virtual ruler of Japan. Expelled in 1610 he spent the rest of his life in Macau and inland China. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 25.
Hakluyt Society, London, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 428 pages. SECONDHAND