Concepts Affecting Japanese Worldview and National Character

September 23, 2022 · Culture and Religion · Anne Crescini

Anyone who wants to reach the Japanese people for Christ must first understand the various elements that make up their worldview and shape the national character. In this seminar, Anne will give a basic overview of the Japanese worldview, touching on topics such as the influence of religion, family, education, and group consciousness. She will also talk about key concepts related to behavior and attitude that shape how the Japanese see themselves, others and the world around them.

Bio: Anne Larson Crescini has been teaching English at a university in Fukuoka Prefecture for the past 11 years. She is currently on a one-year teaching and research sabbatical at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. In addition to teaching, she writes books and blogs about Japanese culture, and devotes much time to helping with various ministries at her home church, Munakata Bethel Christian Center in Munakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. While Anne, her husband and three daughters are enjoying their time in the U.S., they call Japan home.