Day 4

Japan, East Asia
Population: 126,920,000
Chief of State: Emperor Akihito
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Christians: 2.2%
Evangelical Christians: 0.6%
Dominant Religion: Buddhism (Shintoism)
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 84.74 Years
Literacy Rate: 99%
Population Below Poverty Line: 16%
Refugees Living in Japan: 12,491

Pray4Japan Facebook Page

For a second year in a row, Japan was included in the top tier of nations who do well to meet the minimum standards for eliminating human trafficking. The Japanese government increased labor inspections, increasing the likelihood of employment irregularities being detected. They also increased the number of people jailed for trafficking related offenses. Praise God for this ongoing progress in Japan.

Pray that they might be a positive example in the Asia region, sharing their experience and knowledge with other nations (The Bible, Philippians 4:9).

Japan fares well in U.S. report on human trafficking (Kyodo News)

Guinea-Bissau, West Africa
Population: 1,726,000
Chief of State: President José Mário Vaz
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Domingos Simões Pereira
Christians: 11.5%
Evangelical Christians: 1.8%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 54.27 Years
Literacy Rate: 55.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Guinea-Bissau: 8,807

Pray4Guinea-Bissau Facebook Page

The March parliamentary elections still have not been resolved with president Jose Mario Vaz refusing Domingos Simoes Pereira to the post of prime minister. Now the president has announced that presidential elections will take place in November this year. It is likely that Vaz and Pereira will go head to head in this election. Bless this nation with peace during the rest of this year.

Pray that the president will hear the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding him to make the right decisions and choices that will bring blessing and stability to his nation (The Bible, Acts 10:34-35).

Guinea Bissau presidential election to be held on November 24 (Africa News)