City Facts:

Population: 1,085,235
Metro Area: Sendai, 2.2 million

Sendai, the de facto capital of the Tohoku region in northeast Japan, is now known worldwide for the massive earthquake and tsunami which struck the city in March 2011. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting 24-foot waves killed or injured three thousand in the city and reduced tens of thousands of buildings to rubble. Yet in typical Japanese fashion, Sendai’s economy has recovered to pre-disaster levels, and as before its college student population per capita is among the highest in Japan.


Mustard Seed Network has a goal of planting 12 churches in 12 major Japanese cities by 2025. Sendai is one of those 12 cities. Donate below or learn more about our 12 Churches in 12 Cities campaign.