Sharing is a deeply embedded aspect of Japanese culture. We’ll often have someone stop by the house to share some fruit or vegetables that they grew in their garden, or a small snack that they picked up on a trip. We do the same as well as we build relationships with those around us. Over 13 years ago, God gave us a surprising resource that has enabled not only us to share, but to provide a resource for many churches throughout Japan to share as well in their Gospel outreach ministries.
Here’s a little graphic I made to illustrate the difference in the population density between Japan and the U.S. The images are as close to scale as I could get which could be off by a percent or two… or more…
Hopefully this helps with getting a better idea of how crowded it can be in Japan.
In the future, I’m also planning on designing a graphic to show how most of Japan live in just 1/4 of the country because of the mountainous region that covers a vast majority of Japan.