Why There Are Less Japanese Christians Than You Think


If you define “Christian” as a person who “follows Christ,” you will find that more Japanese than you might think are willing to do this. I remember vividly a conversation with a pastor here about how it is not hard to get Japanese people to “accept Christ.” The problem is getting them to stay. According to him, most Japanese Christians leave the church within a year after their conversion. Continue reading

Marriage and Divorce Rates of (Mainly) Japanese Men to Foreigners


I thought I would share some of the statistics on marriage and divorce here in Japan that I found from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. I love statistics and have added some charts to help you understand the state of marriages between Japanese men and foreigners here in Japan. Continue reading