Some Reading for Japan

I'm preparing to take a team of leaders from Journey the Way to Japan next Spring to explore the culture and need that Japan has for the gospel, encourage and engage church-planters and missionaries there, and hopefully enlist future long-term missionaries for Japan. These books came in the mail yesterday and are part of my team-prep studies to get us ready to go. 

Lonely Planet Japan (Country Guide)
By Chris Rowthorn, Wendy Yanagihara, Benedict Walker, Laura Crawford, Kate Morgan, Rebecca Milner, Andrew Bender, Trent Holden, Craig McLachlan
Silence
By Shusaku Endo