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Articles – The Carters

High School Students and Value

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If someone posed the question do you consider yourself valuable how would you answer?  Recently in a survey to high school students in China, Korea, America and Japan the results were staggering.  According to an article in the Japan Times, … Continued

“Planting Churches in Japan”

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We wanted to link to this excellent article recently in done by Tabletalk. They interview Dan Iverson, the MTW Country Director in Japan, and discuss his take on Planting Churches in Japan.  

Hikikomori Article

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From time to time you have heard us mention a phenomenon in Japan called Hikikomori, youth in Japanese society shutting themselves in their homes for extended periods of time.  A friend passed on this very insightful article that was in … Continued

Challenges on the Mission Field

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Sometimes we are asked about challenges on the mission field.  This recent blog post by Jason Carter (not related) does a great job of highlighting a few points. “The Unexpected Sacrifices of the Mission Field”

Japan and Child Pornography

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Many are unaware that in Japan it is legal to possess child pornography.  In 1999 the government made it illegal to produce and distribute, but it remained legal to possess child pornography.  This year the government is now changing the … Continued

The Rankings are Out…

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Every year we find articles or blog posts discussing the worldwide cost of living. Every year Japan cities usually top the list. This year there were no exceptions. Tokyo remains at the top of most lists as the most expensive … Continued

“A Special Report on Japan”

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On occasion we find articles or are given articles to read about Japan. This special report done by The Economist is well done and provides unique insight into modern day Japan. The report is 14 pages and well worth the … Continued