Japan

Less than 1% of Japan’s 126 million know Jesus.

By God’s grace we aim to see a vibrant church impacting every community.

Person reading a Japanese bible

The Task Unfinished in Japan

Nearly 500 towns or villages don’t have a church. Only about 0.45% of the people in areas where OMF works are Christians.

God is at work in Japan, but we long for many more to be reached for Jesus. Be part of what God is doing and join us in praying for and serving the Japanese.

In East Asia there are

667 MILLION people

without access to the gospel.

Group pray before outreach in Japan

About OMF Japan

OMF has worked in Japan for more than sixty years. By God’s grace, we’ve seen dozens of churches planted and many Japanese become Christians. More than 120 OMF missionaries serve in Japan today.

What We Do

Our ministries include church planting, evangelism, partnership with other organizations, and support ministries.

Get Involved

Explore some of the different ways you could be involved with mission in Japan…

OMF workers praying

Prayer resources and updates

Cafe in Japan

Financially support
ministries and projects

Airport walkway in Japan

Opportunities to serve

Japanese geisha

Reach out to Japanese
people in your area

Resources

Guides for prayer, information about Japan, recommended books, and resources for learning Japanese.

Christmas in Japan and How You Can Pray

This Advent we’re sharing stories from past Christmas outreach events in East Asia and prayer points so you can pray for this year’s events as they happen – follow #EastAsiaAdvent on social media for regular updates and prayer points. We’re looking forward to sharing how your prayers have been answered in the New Year. OMF [...]

Christmas brings gospel opportunities in Japan

You can’t preach here . . . or can you? There are places in Japan that you can’t preach, but you can bake cakes. At Christmas time Renate teaches people how to make Stollen, while it bakes she and her husband share the gospel.

Let the Gospel Enter the Heart Underneath the Kimono

Synopsis: Responding to Samuel Lim’s article "The Gospel Expressed Through Ritual Materiality for Discipleship in the Context of Thai Folk Buddhism" from a Japanese perspective, Ricky and Winny Leung underline similarities and differences between Japanese and Thai Buddhism. Their discussion considers how Japanese churches have rituals similar to those in the society at large, the [...]

Celebrating Christmas without Jesus in Japan

This missionary found Christmas being celebrated at a local Shrine—without Christ. Christmas in Japan is a fun time—dominated by commercial bling—with little connection to Christ or his church.

Contact

OMF Japan Headquarters

1-16-14 Shinden, Ichikawa-shi
Chiba-ken 272-0035

〒272-0035
千葉県市川市
新田1-16-14
Phone: 047-324-3221