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Dear reader,

For years I have used inexpensive web hosting for my websites. It’s called “shared hosting”. I am paying about $70.00 US per year for this website. But unfortunately, this site crashes often. People often come to the site and they see the framework but no content! The home page will say, “Page not found.” I can fix it within minutes, but only when I am aware of the problem. Either somebody tells me which is often the case, or I see it myself. This means James Japan may be down for 8 hours or more if it crashes just after I go to bed. I think the reason for the crashing is because the site is now so heavy with many large articles the length of books.

Yesterday I paid for a month of my Japanese health insurance, 3800 yen or about $38. I thought if I can do that, why should I be so cheap to pay only $70 per year for hosting James Japan when I could get much better hosting for more money. Better hosting will not only solve the problem of this website crashing, it will also speed it up which will increase my ranking in Google and other search engines. This means more people will read the content.

The best deal for hosting I have found is from a company called WP Engine. It will give me virtual hosting, the next step up from shared hosting, at $29.00 US per month. But at this time with little income I cannot afford that. I have no pension and very little employment at this time in my life. I live by faith in God’s supply. I am blessed to live in a nice house where I pay no rent and only $300 a month for utilities. And if you have been to this website before, you know I hitchhike nearly everywhere I go that’s far which means my travel expenses are next to nothing. I am asking if the readers who often come to this site might want to help out with donations so I can host this site on WP Engine. I need $29 X 12 months or $348.00 for a year.

You can send me donations via Paypal at:

Or if you can’t do Paypal, you could send me an international money order. Just write me an email to

And I will send you my street address. It is needed to write the money order.

In Japanese I would say, yoroshiku onegai shimasu. It means, thank you beforehand for your cooperation. :)

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About James Arendt

Born in 1950 and raised in Chicago Illinois, USA.
Served in the USAF from 1970 in San Antonio, Texas, Biloxi Mississippi, Sacramento California and Asaka, Japan and honorably discharged in 1974.
Became a full time missionary for Christ and served in Russia, China and Japan for 44 years and counting.
Lives by faith in God's supply with no fixed job or income.
More about the webmaster.

I need your help to keep this website going! I would like to upgrade to better and faster web-hosting at WpEngine https://wpengine.com. Better and faster hosting means better Google rankings and more visitors. At $348.00 a year at WpEngine, I cannot afford to upgrade at this time. I currently pay 70 bucks a year for el cheapo hosting. In the past, this website often crashed on the server.

If you find anything on this site that is a blessing to you, please help support it with a gift. My PayPal account is
[email protected]
When I get enough money, I will move this website to WpEngine. And if you sent me a donation, you will be immediately notified about the upgrade to better hosting. Thank you.


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