Japan Trip 2018: Demography and Church

Japan Trip 2018: Demography and Church

“…and a little child will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6) The churches in Japan are getting old. In general, very few young people go to seminary to become pastors. And there’s a general expectation that pastors be older men. But this is not true...
Japan Trip 2018: Feminists and Abortion

Japan Trip 2018: Feminists and Abortion

The night before the March for Life, I arrived early to a gathering for pro-life leaders from around East Asia. The first person I met was a twenty-something Japanese woman, who was preparing some signs. We were meeting at a Catholic church, and I asked her, “Do...
Japan’s March for Life is bringing change

Japan’s March for Life is bringing change

See full story in Asia Times at atimes.com/article/tokyo-pro-life-march-and-asias-dark-history-of-eugenics. This article is a valuable summary of Japan’s messy history of abortion. But the small pro-life movement is bringing change. Pro-life leaders came from...
An Apology to Japan

An Apology to Japan

Every year, the Japan March for Life takes place on or near July 13, because Japan’s Eugenic Protection Act was passed on July 13, 1948. After the law was passed, abortion became extremely common, exceeding one million per year in the early 1950’s. (Today,...