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One Green Bicycle is a blog comprised of Japanese culture and travels, Christian living, ethnic food recipes, international missions, and simple living.

Faith’s Story, A Missionary Testimony from Ohio to Shizuoka, Japan

Faith’s Story, A Missionary Testimony from Ohio to Shizuoka, Japan






A Missionary Testimony from Shizuoka, Japan My name is Faith, I’m twenty-four and I’m currently in Japan. I’d like to share a little of how God brought me to this place in life. I truly hope it can be an encouragement to you in your journey!    I grew up wanting to go to Japan as a missionary. I became a Christian at a young age and several years later heard God tell me very clearly that He wanted me…

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Top 10 Ways To Connect to Free WiFi in Japan

Top 10 Ways To Connect to Free WiFi in Japan






Internet and Free WiFi in Japan Japan sounds like it’d be a country where everyone has free wi-fi all the time in every spot. Wrong! You can get free wi-fi in Japan but you need to understand there are a lot more rules around it and hoops you need to jump through in order to take advantage of it. But never fear; that’s what this toolkit is all about. After today, you’ll have all the pieces to the free wi-fi…

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Japan Missions Toolkit: Vital Links to Anyone Interested in Japan Missions

Japan Missions Toolkit: Vital Links to Anyone Interested in Japan Missions






Japan Missions Toolkit Missionaries in Japan have some awesome programs going on. Not just international missionaries but I love to promote indigenous missionaries in Japan. Real Japanese people sharing the love of our healer with real Japanese people. In much of my research, I struggled to find a compiled list of resources with updated links. So why not put one together myself? That’s what I did. If a link no longer works I will update it right away. And if…

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Japanese people are nice

Japanese people are nice






Japanese people are “nice” Part 5 Japanese Culture Series In Japan the concept of Amae, or depending on the benevolence of others, strongly permeates society. This assumption of benevolence, as well as a strong sense of harmony, helps to form part of the distinct Japanese culture. Because Japanese people are strongly communal there exists strong bonds as well as certain expectations within certain groups in society. In America, there generally exists a similar sense of benevolence to others, but not to…

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Focus and Do your best!

Focus and Do your best!






Do your best! Gambare!  Part 3 Japanese Culture Series In American history what was known as the “Puritan Work Ethic” prevailed to later help spur the foundations of the Industrial Revolution which led to America’s great economic success. Deep within American culture existed the belief inferred from the Bible that disciplined hard work, ingenuity, and thriftiness would lead to success. In Japanese culture a similar concept of Gambari came about in the Meiji era which led to modernization as well as a powerful work ethic that…

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