The Grisly Reason Only 1% of Japan Is Christian

A fraught history of violence, threats, and persecution

Grant Piper
5 min readJun 5, 2023

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(Public domain)

Countries surround Japan with millions of Christian adherents. The Philippines is the world’s fifth-largest Christian nation, with 93% of the population identifying with the faith. Korea’s population is 29% Christian. Even China, where Christianity is banned, has a 2.5% representation, with…

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Grant Piper

Professional writer. Amateur historian. Husband, father, Christian.