Week 6: Human Relationships #1 May 9-15



  • Ch. 12, Pg 109-114 “Japanese Personal Space,” Hedataru to Najimu 隔たると馴染む
  • Ch. 13, Pg 115-118 “Private vs. Public Stance in Japan,” Honne to Tatemae 本音と建て前
  • Ch. 19, Pg 159-164 “Laying the Groundwork in Japan,” Nemawashi 根回し
  • Ch. 2, Pg 17-22 “The Concept of Japanese Dependence,” Amae 甘え


Writing: Weekly Paper: “Impressions and Points from Your Reading”

  • 1. How do these concepts shape your view of the Japanese, building relationships, and evangelism in Japan?
  • 2. How could we introduce a relationship with Jesus to Japanese using the concepts of hedataru and najimu? Do you think that they consider Hedataru and Najimu in their relationship with the Lord?
  • 3. How can we (should we) address Nemawashii within the church?
  • 4. How do we (or should we) encourage honesty and honne within the Church and body of Christ? How do we handle tatemae within the Church and body of Christ?


  • Pray daily for Japan and Japanese, using Operation Japan. Make a note in your blog concerning the information and/or your prayer.

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