I am helping a friend whose ancestors, Yoshihei Shino (born 6 Mar. 1851), Lisa Tominaga (born 18 Mar. 1849), Renzo Kitano (born 12 Jun 1857), and Taju Yoshikawa (born 10 Nov 1856), were all born in Kumamoto, Japan.We are interested in obtaining birth certificates, marriage licenses and death certificates for these and other ancestors. The Shinos purportedly were of a samurai ancestry, meaning 'warriors of the field.' If you have any information that could help us, please e-mail me.Thank you very much.