Japan is a very wealthy country with a highly efficient, highly diversified, and very competitive economy. The Japanese people are polite and hardworking, and many spend time pursuing material things, higher education, or advancement in their company. Most Japanese are not active spiritually but their lives are deeply influenced by Shinto and Buddhist customs, practices, and beliefs. There is a great need for the Gospel as only about one percent of Japanese people are Christians and there is only one church for every 16,000 people.
The Japan MB conference (JMBC) was founded just after WWII and now has over 1,500 members in over 25 congregations. MB Mission partners with the JMBC by sending English instructors to teach classes as part of the churches' evangelical outreach vision. Church planting has also been the center of our partnership.