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Japan is located in Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.                

Population (2014 est) – 127,103,388

Area – 234,800mi

Capital – Tokyo

Ethnic Background

     Japanese - 98.5%

     Koreans - 0.5%

     Chinese - 0.4%

     Other - 0.6%

Exports - motor vehicles, semiconductors, iron and steel products, auto parts, plastic materials, power generating machinery

Imports – petroleum, liquid natural gas, clothing, semiconductors, coal, audio and visual apparatus

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 81 years     F 88 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 2.13 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 1%

People in Mission

Mensendiek, Martha
Martha Mensendiek, a member of Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ, Honolulu, Hawaii, serves with the Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. She teaches social welfare.
Give a gift for Martha's appointment

Mensendiek, Jeffrey
Jeffrey Mensendiek, a member of First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Berkeley, California serves Jeffrey Mensendiek serves with Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan as Chaplain for the Center for Religious Activities.
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Support Ministries in Japan

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select East Asia and the Pacific from the designation list and type work in Japan into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Japan:

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