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A rooftop chapel in Tokyo is on an evangelical mission, spreading the word with fire, brimstone, levity — and food — to a flock of 200 homeless people every Sunday morning.

Services at Tokyo Aisen Christ Church, which sits atop a former inn in the Kudan district of Chiyoda Ward, seem much more energetic or inflammatory compared with most Christian churches in Japan: preachers shake their fists, jump in excitement and crack jokes as they entertain their congregation, some of whom come from as far away as Ueno Park in Taito Ward.

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