Our vision is to help make a significant difference in the progress of the gospel among the Japanese people over the first half of this century.

Christianity in Japan

Christianity is very much a minority religion in Japan at present. We estimate that between 0.2% and 0.5% of Japanese have fully embraced the gospel, which makes the Japanese among the least-reached major people groups in the world.

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Author: Ian Maclennan

How can I help make a difference?

What are some of the things I could get involved with or do which will make a difference to the advance of the gospel among the Japanese?

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Author: Ian Maclennan

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We are pleased to offer Japanese Bibles, Japanese Christian literature and tracts, as well as selected books about Japan and gospel outreach. We ship worldwide.

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Our vision

JCL's vision is to help make a significant difference in the progress of the gospel among the Japanese over the first half of this century.

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The challenge...

130m

Japanese people in Japan and abroad

< 1%

are thought to be Bible-believing Christians

2nd

largest unreached people group in the world

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  • New Publication - New Morning Mercies in Japanese

    We are pleased to announce arrival of copies of New Morning Mercies in Japanese. These are now available for purchase through our online bookstore. Read more

  • Change to Payment Details

    We're sorry to advise we have had some problems with donations being rejected by Barclays. If you are affected we have emailed you about this. So sorry about the inconvenience. Read more

  • New website - Christ Bible Institute

    We are pleased to advise that Christ Bible Institute has created a new website with many resources to help Japanese Christian. It's fully bilingual in Japanese and English, please take a look! Read more

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    Please join us at this training and envisioning event hosted by the OMF Japanese Diaspora Returnee Ministry team. For all interested or involved in reaching out to Japanese people with the gospel. Read more

  • Meet & Pray - James & Charley Ballinger - NZ timing

    Please join us for our next online meet and pray gathering with James and Charley Ballinger at a time convenient for New Zealand participants. We're looking forward to hearing their news and praying for them, as well as meeting Makito, James' successor! Read more

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    Please join us for our next online meet and pray gathering with James and Charley Ballinger at a time convenient for UK participants. We're looking forward to hearing their news and praying for them, as well as meeting Makito, James' successor! Read more