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December 2000
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan

Japan – Spiritual void

As a newly arrived English teacher in Japan, I used to ask my students what religion they belonged to. I was surprised when the responses came, ‘I am not religious’. At first I thought these young people were so absorbed in materialism that they no longer saw religion as relevant. But in time I…

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December 2000
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan

Japan – From Buddha to Jesus

I was born into a staunchly Buddhist and Shinto family. When I was three years old, my mother tried to teach me a long Buddhist prayer, but I made so many mistakes that she often scolded me and punished me by making me go without breakfast. Once a year in the winter my father,…

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