Our Mission

A Little About Who We Are & Why We're Here


Our desire is to the see these communities of believers to be powerfully used to communicate God’s love to a broken world. Experience has shown us that church planting thrives where missionaries and Japanese work hand in hand.  Whether that is missionaries leading young Japanese interns, or experienced Japanese pastors leading missionaries, we work best […]


There are 3 components we believe are necessary to see this vision realized. We need to reach young people with the gospel.   Sadly, there not any young people in many of the churches throughout Japan. But to see the church grow, we need to reach the next generation.  In addition to offering children’s ministries and […]


The Nagoya team was started in 1987 when the Japan Presbyterian Church helped lead the Nagoya team to its present location in an urban area on the east side of Nagoya. Two church plants were started within a few years under the leadership of MTW missionary, Bruce Young. In 1995, MTW missionary Wayne Newsome became […]


The city of Nagoya is part of a metropolitan area of over four million people.  It was destroyed by the bombing of World War II, and was rebuilt as a modern, well planned city.  Compared to the other metro areas of Japan, you’ll notice an abundance of trees, flowers, gardens and parks.  Nagoya is known […]


If you feel the Lord leading you to support our mission through prayer, finances or by personally visiting our field, please feel free to contact us or our sending agency, Mission to the World. We are grateful for your support in every way to extend the kingdom of God’s grace here in Japan!


We are the Nagoya church planting team of Mission to the World. Our vision is to produce thriving, Reformed churches that are multiplying in our region. We want Japanese men and women who have understood God’s grace to be equipped to share it with their neighbors. Our prayer is for some of these equipped leaders […]

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27 February

Lost in Translation: Airbnb’s Struggle to Engage Japanese

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This is such an intriguing look into the culture of Japan and why, often times, introducing foreign concepts or foreign frameworks for thinking and doing life often create many barriers for Japanese people. This is great to dialogue about as we seek to engage Japanese in ministry with ways that make it easier for them […]

19 August

Why Japan?

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Why Japan from Oliver Banyard on Vimeo. A great video by YWAM Tokyo explaining the critical need for the gospel in Japan.

19 May

The Mission of CBI Japan and The Gospel Coalition

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The Mission of CBI Japan and The Gospel Coalition from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo. Here’s video featuring our sister team here in Nagoya, Japan! Take a look to hear the great vision of CBI Japan and TGC’s goal in partnering together with CBI in Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church.

What Folks Are Saying

Why Japan Is Essential To Reach

  • Timothy Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church – NYC

    “You can’t influence the world for the gospel unless you influence the key cities. [Japan] is certainly one of the keys to reaching Asia and the whole world.”

    - Timothy Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church – NYC
  • Michael Oh, President of Christ Bible Institute (Nagoya) & the Lausanne Movement

    “The reason why the laborers are few is because the senders are too few.”

    - Michael Oh, President of Christ Bible Institute (Nagoya) & the Lausanne Movement
  • Dan Iverson, Director MTW Japan

    “The task before us in Japan is humanly impossible. This is not merely a methodological issue, but a spiritual one. We need the Spirit to bring power and renew us individually and corporately.”

    - Dan Iverson, Director MTW Japan
  • Wikipedia

    Japan is a densely populated nation, with nearly half of its 125 million inhabitants living in just three metro areas: Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

    - Wikipedia
  • The Japan Times

    Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. Except for 2012 when the rate was slightly under 30,000 people, every year for the last 14 years Japan’s annual suicide rate topped 30,000 people.

    - The Japan Times
  • The Joshua Project

    “Japan is the second largest unreached people group in the world for the Gospel.”

    - The Joshua Project

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