Japan sits on the boundaries of 3 tectonic plates, 20% of the world’s earthquakes occur here. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake in March 2011 triggered a catastrophic tsunami. Rebuilding its infrastructure will be its greatest challenge since World War II. Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world, and lowest infant mortality rate.
Glorious Mysteries: Intentions for Japan
1. For all who continue to suffer the effects of the 2011 tsunami.
2. For reconstruction to proceed with purpose and discipline.
3. For the troubled youth of Japan to have opportunity to hear the Gospel.
4. For continuing diplomatic dialogue with North Korea.
5. For the government to find resources to continue caring for the aging population.