Japanese culture often places a stigma on Christians, and similarly their family too. For that reason, many Christians would not profess their faith openly.
While Japan’s official policy on religion suggests freedom of choice, reality is not quite the same. Those who attend church are oftentimes prejudiced by family and friends. This is especially acute in a group-oriented society like Japan’s – where people make decisions based on the good of the group, not necessarily the individual. If someone belongs to a group that is considered “out of the norm” – such as Christianity – this person is possibly often cut off from familial attachments. This makes FEBC International’s role all the more important, as it endeavours to be both a teaching ministry and a worship service for a large number of listeners who may be uncomfortable in attending church.
FEBC International strives to fulfill the mandate of reaching the Japanese for Christ, in a country which is considered the least evangelized among the world’s industrialized nations. With your support, the critical ministry work can continue and be sustained – providing continuing opportunity for listeners to hear the Gospel, and for believers to be encouraged and spiritually nourished.
Buddhism - 34.9%
Christianity - 2.3%
Unstated - 7%