Day 4

MAY | 2022

Japan

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

The Ise Grand Shrine is the most important Shinto shrine in Japan, worshiping the highest deity in the Shinto religion, the sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami. At this temple, people buy good luck charms to offer when they pray. In other temples, the good luck charm lasts for a year, but at the Isa shrine, the charm is said to last your whole lifetime. Today we declare that Jesus, the Son of God, is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Pray that many Japanese people will come to know that there is no one higher or greater or more powerful than Jesus, the Son of God (The Bible, Hebrews 1:3).

Source: 5 Cool Things I Learned About Japan at Ise Shrine (GaijinPotBlog)

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. Three-quarters of the nation’s population lives in big cities; this together with one of the world’s most aging populations has resulted in specific needs in rural areas as young people all move to the cities in search of work. 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.

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%