Omega Zones

Reaching ALL of Japan

YWAM has developed a mapping initiative called “4K” which aims to help Christian workers all over the world better understand where the spiritual and physical needs are.

The world has been divided up into around 4,200 Omega Zones. These are determined by population, geopolitical divisions, availability of the Gospel, spiritual needs, and basic life needs.

A vision of YWAM is to establish ministries and disciple-making movements (church planting) in all of these 4,200 Omega Zones.

Omega Zones in Japan

Japan has a total of 53 Omega Zones. Currently 42 Omega Zones have no YWAM ministries.

Here you can find a table detailing all of the Omega Zones in Japan, separated by region. The Major Metropolitan Areas (MMAs) have also been highlighted as these are key areas to focus on.

Updated: 2020-05-02

RegionOmega ZonePopulationYWAM Location?MMAMMA Population (Rank)
Hokkaido5,273,6811
Hokkaido5,273,681YWAM NisekoSapporo2,636,254 (6th)
Tohoku8,663,0381
Akita965,927
Aomori1,246,291
Fukushima1,844,173
Iwate1,226,430
Miyagi2,303,160YWAM SendaiSendai2,256,964 (7th)
Yamagata1,077,057
Kanto43,509,7142
Chiba6,279,026Kanto
Gumma1,937,626
Ibaraki2,868,041
Kanagawa (West)4,601,262Kanto
Kanagawa (East)4,601,262Kanto
Saitama (East)3,668,665Kanto
Saitama (West)3,668,665Kanto
Tochigi1,942,312
Tokyo (Central)4,647,619YWAM TokyoKanto37,273,866 (1st)
Tokyo (East)4,647,619National OfficeKanto
Tokyo (West)4,647,619Kanto
Hokuriku-Shinetsu7,219,5781
Fukui767,742
Ishikawa1,137,181
Nagano2,049,653Azumino CP
Niigata2,222,004Niigata1,395,612 (11th)
Toyama1,042,998
Tokai15,771,6280
Aichi (South)3,776,437Chukyo9,363,221 (3rd)
Aichi (North)3,776,437Chukyo
Gifu1,988,931
Mie1,779,770
Shizuoka3,637,998Shizuoka-Hamamatsu2,842,151 (5th)
Yamanashi812,056
Kansai20,541,0313
Hyogo5,463,609YWAM KobeKeihanshin
Kyoto2,583,140YWAM KyotoKeihanshin
Nara1,331,014
Osaka (South)4,412,794Keihanshin19,302,746 (2nd)
Osaka (North)4,412,794YWAM Osaka (Takatsuki)Keihanshin
Shiga1,413,959
Wakayama923,721
Chugoku7,284,3820
Hiroshima2,807,987Hiroshima2,096,745 (8th)
Okayama1,891,346Okayama1,639,414 (9th)
Shimane673,891
Tottori555,663
Yamaguchi1,355,495
Shikoku3,721,1870
Ehime1,338,811
Kagawa956,069
Kochi697,674
Tokushima728,633
Kyushu & Okinawa14,259,9333
Fukuoka5,110,113Kitakyushu-Fukuoka5,538,142 (4th)
Kagoshima1,601,711YWAM Kagoshima
Kumamoto1,746,740Kumamoto1,492,975 (10th)
Miyazaki1,071,723
Nagasaki1,325,205
Oita1,134,431YWAM Oita
Okinawa1,455,799YWAM Okinawa
Saga814,211
JAPAN126,244,17211/53