Why Japan?

Why Japan?


Japan is one of the world’s 100 largest “unreached” people groups. 

“An unreached or least-reached people is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance.” – Joshua Project 

The population of identifying Christians in Japan is only about 1.5% of the total population, and the percentage of evangelical Christians is even smaller (0.3%).

Note: “Evangelical” refers to a person who is dedicated to promoting and spreading the gospel – the good news of salvation available through faith in Jesus Christ.

In short, the vast majority of Japanese do not yet know the gospel, and they will likely never know unless they are told.


Planting gospel-centered churches, especially in highly populated areas, will help to effectively spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout Japan. As of 2019, 2,426 “estimated workers” are still needed for initial church planting. I’d like to be one of them!

Partner with me and Mustard Seed Network, a network of church-planting churches in urban Japan, to help share the good news of Jesus Christ with the lost in Japan.

Romans 10:13-15 (CSB)

For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.

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