Many people don’t realize that Japan is one of the least evangelized nations on earth. Less than 2% of the population know Jesus. Japan is often overlooked by people wishing to support missions because it is not a poor country. Yet the spiritual needs are great. Your donations help us to meet the expenses of reaching the lost and bringing His Kingdom to Japan.

We are in the process of raising funds to purchase the building we currently lease. This wonderful facility was purpose built by another mission in Japan to provide a place to disciple and train missionaries. We use this space to host the Discipleship Training School (DTS) and house long-term missionaries. We also have a dedicated 24 hour prayer space. In addition we do seminars, and outreach events that highlight the wonderful aspects of the Kingdom reflected in our culturally diverse staff. We also desire to have a space that can host events that feature live music, art exhibits, a coffee shop, English teaching and other classes which help us get to know and serve people (and the ideas go on and on!). Owning this wonderful ministry space would make a huge difference in our ability to reach out to the people of Tokyo, the largest urban center on Earth.

In addition to the previously mentioned building, we are leasing several other building(s) as well until sufficient funds for a purchase are raised. Our staff is continuing to grow, and this often requires securing more satellite facilities to house them and visiting teams. Unfortunately this involves considerable expenses unique to Japan – both move-in costs and rent are quite high. Below are some examples of specific ministry needs.


Airfare and costs for inviting international speakers for seminars and large scale outreach events.


Computers, office, musical and technical equipment.


Coffee shop / Live House set-up costs.


Publishing costs – for publishing books and other materials that help introduce Jesus to Japanese in a more culturally relevant way.


Resources, promotion and material costs of developing more ministries to serve students, youth at risk, children and orphans, human trafficking victims, and those suffering under social injustice, to name just a few of our pioneering efforts.


To support the vision for having a YWAM ship based in Japan to do medical and dental compassion outreaches in Asian developing countries.