Japan

In 1873 the Japanese government lifted the ban on Christianity. However, in the present day, there are very few Christians in Japan. Many Japanese view Christianity as a foreign or western religion. Many Japanese find it hard to have Christianity but also keep their cultural traditions.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The total population is around 125,974,000, out of those, about 123,350,000 (97.9%) are unreached. There are 38 people groups in Japan. Of those, 26 (68.4%) are unreached.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The growth rate of evangelical Christianity is -0.4%.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The largest religion is Buddhism (68.1%). There are around 2.16% of Christians in Japan (0.57% evangelical Christian.)

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Mission

Japan is considered unreached, not because of the difficulty in going to Japan, but because the growth rate in Christianity is so low. Plus, many Japanese don’t understand Christianity. 

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