By: P.T., STA
Vladimir Kos, poet and Jesuit missionary to Tokyo, has died.
The 98-year-old was the author of a collection of poems titled Dober Večer, Tokio (Good evening, Tokyo), the first book in Slovenian to be published in Japan. He also received the 2014 Prešeren Fund Prize. He was born in Murska Sobota (NE), but studied in Rome, Italy. After joining the Jesuit order, he became part of the Japan mission in 1956.