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Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) is a network of loving Christians, primarily in Norh America, who are helping Japanese who are here temporarily.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Japanese Web evangelism

At our Reaching Japanese for Christ Conference in February Dave Hackett of VisionSynergy handed out a paper entitled "Internet Evangelism: A High-Potential Tool for Reaching Japanese.

He gave the following points:

The Web has incredible potential for reaching Japanese - both in Japan and expatriates around the world, because:
• Japan is an educated, highly-wired society - almost everyone uses the Web (Over 61%)
• But the majority of Japanese do not have sufficient profiency in English to access evangelistic websites in English, which in any case may not be very contextualized for Japan
• There are only a handful of evangelistic sites in Japanese - a major missed opportunity.
• Few Japanese are likely to know an evangelical personally. Since most conversions result from personal relationship, this means that few will hear the Gospel from a person they know.
• Cellphone-based evangelism also shows high promise for Japan due to high SMS and cell connection to mobile-oriented websites.

If you are interested in the full page, write me at don_wright@mac.com


Blogger Tony said...


We've done a webpage on this whole subject:
Japanese web evangelism
and will value comments and extra resources to add.



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