Hi Brett.
David Evans

That’s a good question. My sense is that more rural areas would look at Nagoya as a big city and would probably view planters with suspicion. I doubt it would give them better credibility. Nagoya is traditional, but it’s not necessarily the same traditions as various rural areas (even in the Chubu region). However, ministry experience in Nagoya might prep a church planter better for rural ministry in some respects because it is more conservative.