When Christianity arrived in Japan 450 years ago, Japanese people were so attracted to the gospel that they chose torture and death rather than renounce their faith. But today many seem indifferent to the message of salvation. What changed? This book examines the invisible spiritual realities behind the 17th century persecution of Christians and the subsequent strongholds that were established in Japanese society that still hold people in spiritual bondage. Contains an insightful prayer guide with suggestions for how Christians can pray effectively for Japan.