Japan Through Our Lens

We've made these short videos to give you a taste of things in Japan. This is a curated set. More are available on our Vimeo Channel. Feel free to download and use to encourage others for the vision here.
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LOOKING AT JAPAN?

What does Japan look like to you? This is how we see it. This video gives a slice of our burden and vision for church planting work in Kawasaki. Come see Japan with us! [See More Video]
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TRAGEDY TO TRUTH

Testimony from Trouble. Mr. A tells how the 311 catastrophe in Japan led him through despair and anger to a first encounter with his Creator.
02:52min
Added Mar 11, 2015    See Vimeo here to download
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REDEEMING CULTURE

How can the beauty and tradition in Japanese culture be redeemed? Gospel music (including our choir) is blended with traditional drums.
03:56min
Added Dec 5, 2012    See Vimeo here to download
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I SEE A PEOPLE

Here's a slice of the church planting work in Kawasaki. People are being changed forever by the love and goodness of our Savior, Jesus.
03:20min
Added Jan 22, 2011    See Vimeo here to download
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UNSHAKEABLE

The 311 disasters shook our world, but not our faith in a good God. "He is my rock and my salvation…I will never be shaken." Psalm 62:2
03:33min
Added Apr 31, 2011    See Vimeo here to download
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JBF INTRO VIDEO

An overview of the work of our mission, Japan Baptist Fellowship, as we celebrate our 60th anniversary of ministry.
11:07min
Added May 1, 2010    See Vimeo here to download
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WORSHIPPING IN TRUTH

What does it look like when Japanese are freed from idolatry to worship the true God? Japanese original worship music from Okinawa.
03:29min
Added Sep 12, 2011    See Vimeo here to download

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Photo Galleries: “Say ‘Sushi’”

No need to come to Japan just to take photos. We've done it for you. Browse through some our galleries below to get an idea of life and ministry through our lens.
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GONE GOSPEL CRAZY

Who would have thought that God would use something like black gospel music to bring Japanese to Christ? God's creativity and ways constantly amaze us!
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RELIGION & BELIEFS

With thousands of years of history, Japan has intertwined its religious beliefs with its culture, tradition and distinctives as a people.
31 photos
Added Mar 14, 2010    Download here at Smugmug
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THE 311 TRAGEDY IN JAPAN

The March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis changed the soul of northern Japan. Here is a review of the day in photos.
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Added Apr 25, 2011    Download here at Smugmug

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FIVE DAYS IN JAPAN

This is the place to start! If you are new to what things in Japan are like, or what we do here, then please take a few minutes to view these videos. These five 5-minute segments will give you a good overview of our life and ministry in Kawasaki. [Downloadable from our Vimeo Channel here.]
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Hear Japan Worship

Here are some popular worship songs right now in Japan. Naturally, they are in Japanese, but you can enjoy the music nonetheless. Just click the play button.
KimiWa  Kimi wa Aisareru tame Umareta
AsaniYuuni  Asa ni Yuu ni
SonohiZensekai  Sono Hi Zensekai
SonoManazashi  Sono Manazashi no Naka de
Kamisamato  Kamisama to Tomo ni
Yamayama  Yamayama Umareru Mae kara

Lost in Translation

Great effort is made to accommodate foreigners in Japan. But every once in a while the English wording on these signs can take a humorous twist. In the spirit of fun, here are a few where the meaning was lost in translation. Click on the gallery above.

Helps for Churches

Need a photo, bio sheet, promo video, or powerpoint slide for your church or small group? Please use these links to help fill those needs. Or just email us and request the information you are after.
No reserves, No retreats,
No regrets.

— William Borden, died in Egypt, age 25

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