There are over 37.000 Japanese registered as living in Germany and tens of thousands of Japanese
visit Germany each year on tourist visas.. Many are looking for friendships and are curious about the
country they are staying in. They are also generally much more open to consider Christianity when
they are outside their homeland.
The OMF focus is on reaching the strategic group of those living temporarily overseas. In Germany this includes:
Students: language; classical music; researchers
Business people & their families: often transferred to Germany for 3-4 years
People on Working Holiday Visas Japanese aged 18-30 receive a one year visa.
Sports players: Professionals and Semi-professionals
Tourists 60.000 Japanese visit Germany each year
OMF’s vision is to bring the gospel to these Japanese living temporarily in Germany and prepare them to return to Japan where they will make an impact for Christ, contributing to the larger mission and vision of OMF— “to see indigenous mission movements and an indigenous biblical church planting
movement in each of the people groups of East Asia”. In particular locations there are many opportunities to meet, befriend and bring Christ’s love to such Japanese.