Day 4

SEPTEMBER | 2021

Japan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

As Japan “recovers” from hosting the Olympic Games, we speak out God’s victory over COVID-19 outbreaks. We declare God’s victorious right hand is at work in this nation. We speak out victory for God’s Kingdom and for the Church to grow once more. We raise up a victory shout for Jesus, who loves Japan and who died to make a way for Japanese people to step out from the weight of Buddhism, Shintoism and ancestor worship. Pray that all the outreaches that took place during the Olympic Games will follow up all the contacts and see people continue to explore Christianity (The Bible, Psalm 98:4).

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

An archipelago of 6,852 islands, Japan has the world’s third largest economy and is a major donor for world crises. A strong traditional core has been flanked by a progressive younger generation valuing Western culture and ideas. Japan suffers from a high suicide rate, the leading cause of death for those under 30. Fewer than two percent are Christian; it is still one of the world’s most secular nations.

CHIEF OF STATE
Emperor Naruhito
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Shinzō Abe
POPULATION
126.3 million
CHRISTIANS
2.2%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
0.6%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Shintoism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
12,491
LIFE EXPECTANCY
84.74 yrs
LITERACY RATE
99%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
16%