It's the first of its kind in our 15-year history: Answers in Genesis and Creation Research Japan have signed an agreement that allows CRJ not only to translate our creation/gospel materials into Japanese, but also to print AiG books and duplicate DVDs in Japan. It's the "delivery" part that makes this agreement different than what we've done in the past.
The new relationship with CRJ will be a great means to get Bible-affirming resources more quickly and inexpensively into a nation that desperately needs the gospel. This is because we will no longer have to produce the Japanese-language materials in the U.S. and then ship them all the way across the Pacific. Having this Japanese-based cooperative outreach will save multiple thousands of dollars each year in shipping costs, and will get the resources completed more quickly.
Michiko Mizumura of CRJ met this past March with Dr. David R. Crandall, Director of AiG's "Answers WorldWide" missionary arm, to sign this historic document. CRJ (which has had many of its members travel to America to meet with us and tour the Creation Museum) and Answers in Genesis are now what could be called "sister ministries." We share the same biblical approach to Genesis chapters 1-11 and hold the same respect for the authority and accuracy of the Word of God.
We are also pleased to report that Answers WorldWide is working on similar agreements with Christian leaders in Peru and South Korea. Please pray for those to blossom as well, and that the wider distribution of creation/gospel resources into the Land of the Rising Sun will be blessed by God.