The region of Kanto includes Tokyo and its surrounding suburban cities and adjacent prefectures. Tokyo is considered the most populated metropolitan area in the world. Thirty-one percent of Japan’s population lives in the Kanto region.
There are almost three million university students in Japan. University is a unique time when Japanese students are flexible in their schedule and open to new people and ideas. They are becoming adults and have hopes and anxieties about themselves and the future.
Pray that God will open doors for Christians to build relationships with university students, many of whom have never heard the gospel. Praise God for ministries like KGK (Japan’s chapter of InterVarsity), Campus Crusade, the Navigators, and YWAM that reach out to students.
Pray for Japanese Christian students and professors to have courage in sharing the gospel with classmates and coworkers.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead students to use the season of university life to mature in their identity in Christ. Pray they will build lifelong relationships with Christian friends and mentors.
On New Year's Day, 2024, a major earthquake hit the Noto Peninsula and many people were affected. Prayers are needed now.
By installing a smartphone app called Echo, you will be able to use various functions that help you pray, such as reminder notifications.