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SBP author Kittredge Cherry on Christianity in Contemporary Japan

Thomas Joel - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Is it difficult to be a Japanese Christian in 2018? In this Metropolis Magazine article, scholar, Japanologist, and Stone Bridge Press author Kittredge Cherry discusses the often complex reality of being a Christian in Japan.

‘‘When I was growing up in Iowa, most people went to church to gain social status by fitting in with the dominant culture. But Japan is only about one percent Christian, so Japanese Christians are choosing to ignore or even resist the majority.”

Whether you're Christian or not, this article offers a fascinating exploration of the religion's history and current state in Japanese society and culture. Read the full piece here.


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