Japan is known for its natural beauty, distinctive culture, and advanced technology; there is much to admire. Visitors to Japan comment that people are considerate, streets are clean, trains are on time, food is presented beautifully. It is a land that leaves memorable first impressions. But beneath the surface, there is so much more—more to admire, but also much to wrestle with. In this booklet, we invite the reader to move beyond those first impressions to engage with the stories and concerns of Christians in Japan.