Why Japanese?

The Largest Unreached People Group (Joshua Project, 2005)

Only 0.04% Christians!

Annual Suicide Rate: >30,000

100-300 new religion registered each year (Operation World, 2000)

The battle is fierce, Time is SHORT! Please RESPONSE, Please PRAY!!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008




很高兴今天能和这个朋友很悠闲地吃了个午饭。我们在偶然下的一个情况里认识,对我来说就像在寒夜里喝了一碗热粥。可能就是那种感觉,于是很自然地聊起来,很自然地把一些很个人的事,平时不会特别去谈的事,一件一件地聊起来。可能不是同一个单位,也没有特别的因素要叫我有所顾忌,所以就变得很自由地相处、没有压力。虽然我平时也喜欢说话,而且也喜欢自我解剖,但是怎说呢? -----



于是特别在还记得的时候记下来,这样的心情 -- 一个小孩,摇摇晃晃 --


Monday, January 28, 2008

Jeremiah 3:25

There is different message for different time.

In Genesis 18:22-33, Abraham tried to convince God not to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah if as many as ten righteous people could be found.
In Jeremiah 5:1, God offers to forgive Jerusalem if a single honest person can be found.

While I am reading Jeremiah 3:25, I thought I saw Japan.

"Return, faithless people; I will cure you of your backsliding."

"Yes, we will come to you
for you are the LORD our God.

Surely the idolatrous commotion on the hills and mountains is a deception
surely in the LORD our God is the salvation of Japan.

From our youth shameful gods have consumed the fruits of our fathers' labor --
their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

Let us lie down in our shame, and let our disgrace cover us.
We have sinned against the LORD our God,
both we and our fathers; 
from our youth till this day
we have not obeyed the LORD our God."

"If you will return, O Japan, return to me,"            declares the LORD.

"If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray,
and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear,

'As surely as the LORD lives,'

then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory."

Jeremiah 3:22-4:2


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Christianity in Japan

It's a pain in my heart before I can start writing again after reading these books. 

Perhaps there were a lot of truth in there which we as missionaries and evangelists had failed to see, and we are repeating the same cycle again because of our ignorance. 

Or perhaps it's reminding us about how the history was, and we really need ask God why, and pray that He will pour His Spirit on us, so that we can pray and act according to His will!

I encourage you to find these books, and read it, and learn, and pray, and share with us! 

Peace be with you, Amen.

Friday, January 11, 2008


About tithing, very true! I experienced the same as the couple said. 

And giving out more than 10%, I believe it's the practice of most of the readers here.
As of reverse tithing of 90%, hmm... I never done that....... but then it came to a part of my life, that I felt giving my off-work time, and weekends to Him and the work of Heart4Japan was not enough. I needed to give it more, perhaps all of my time, all that I have.

Guess perhaps that's tithing.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Mushi 無視

In the observation of Hattori Yuichi 服部雄一, some clients reported emotional abuse by their parents, particularly shunning or ignoring the child, which is called "mushi" 無視 in Japan. 

He further described the case of "mushi無視" probably being a mother refused to talk to a child from a few hours to several days or weeks. The mother will not tells the child the reason for her behavior and never responds if the child asks for an explanation. And this emotion neglect had left pain and wounds in these children, thus perhaps as the trauma experience hidden within a hikikomori patient. 

Yuichi defines Hikikomori as a disease, a post-trauma event.

Well, the findings does not support if a Hikikomori is a post-trauma event at all, but the association of "mushi無視" with "emotional trauma" experience.

"mushi無視" is definitely not a pleasant experience. I'm not sure if it only happens in Japan, but I guess Asian females share this commonality in "purposely neglecting one's request in silence".  Perhaps you can tell me more!

Re: Yuichi Hattori. Social Withdrawal in Japanese Youth: A Case Study of Thirty-Five Hikikomori Clients. 2005 Haworth Press.