Japan remains one of the world’s least-reached nations. Fewer than 0.5% of Japanese are thought to be Christians. Japan Christian Link wants to help change that. Our goal is to help make a significant difference in the progress of the gospel among the Japanese people over the first half of this century. We seek to do this through educating, encouraging and equipping Christians so that, more and more, the good news of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed clearly, and disciples of Jesus Christ multiplied, among the Japanese people, for his glory (Matthew 28:19-20). Find out about our origins, our vision, who we are and what we do ..... and come and meet a few of our people. more... Read about our vision, values and aims.
New JAPAN News magazine now available - Our latest newsletter is now available to download here.
Social Media - Have you checked out our Facebook page or Twitter page yet? Follow us!Japan Weekend Conference in the UK
The next conference is scheduled to take place at All Nations Christian College in Hertfordshire between 21-22 March 2015. Make sure you put this date in your diary now and check with us if you would like more details. Our main visiting speaker will be Dr. Mitsuo Fukuda, from Osaka. Mitsuo is among those who have researched and striven to practise ‘contextualised church’ in Japan and he has been an encourager of the house church movement there. These gatherings are a great chance for Japanese in the UK to come and be encouraged or prepared for their eventual return home, as well as for those
interested in or engaged in mission among Japanese to be better
equipped for that or better informed for prayer.
New monthly Japanese language service in Hampstead, NW London -
Last November saw the start of Japanese language services in yet
another London location: St John's Church, Downshire Hill, Hampstead NW3
1NU. These services will take place monthly on the first Sunday of each
month at 4.00pm. Contact us for more information.
London City prayer times - Lunchtime meetings to pray for ministry among Japanese have shifted to a new day and will now normally take place on the 2nd Monday of each month from 1.00pm to 1.50pm at St. Botholph's Church, Aldersgate and all are welcome. However, the dates, times and venue may occasionally vary, so please contact us if you would like regular notification of the schedule or would like to find out more. The next meeting is planned for Monday 9th February, and the one after, on 9th March.
"Returnees" Challenges and how to help them
To find out about some very real challenges faced by those returning to Japan and how
to help them, read our Autumn-Winter 2012 JCL News
During 20-22 March 2015 a Returnees' Weekend,
to encourage and support returnees in Japan's central region, will be
held in the town of Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture. Please inform any
returnee friends you may have in Japan and urge them to participate - it
could be just what they need. Contact us for more information or download the Japanese flier here
Looking further ahead a conference for returnees from all over Japan is planned for 20-23 Sept 2015 in Yamanashi prefecture, near Mt Fuji. Contact us for more information and again, tell all your returnee friends about this.
In the USA this February? 「惜しまずにいられるだろうか」“Should I not be concerned?” (Jonah 4:11)
Check out the forthcoming conference in Southern California in February 2015 organised by our friends in the RJC
(Reaching Japanese for Christ) network, for those interested in mission among
Japanese, including reaching Japanese living in the USA with the gospel. Find the speakers' profiles here.
Prayer sheet - We produce periodic Japan Praise & Prayer sheets. Let us know if you would like a copy of our last one.
Japan Prayer Calendar - A new Japan Prayer Calendar will soon be available from JCL. It will give you key prayer points for the country
of Japan as well as things that you can pray for specific people working
among Japanese for the sake of the gospel. If you are not on our
mailing list and would like a copy just let us know.
Japan Prayer CD - We are now able to offer in CD form an updated version of the prayer handbook Operation Japan.
This is an excellent prayer resource which highlights key needs and
issues facing Japan as well as information on each prefecture there. Go here and scroll down.
Would you like to help make a difference that will last for eternity? By supporting JCL’s work you can help let more Japanese know about the hope that is available to them in Jesus, a hope they so desperately need. See our Giving page for more information.
Can we pray for you? If there is some work you are involved in or situation you would like prayer for do contact us and we will be pleased to pray for you.
Japanese language church services and Bible studies take place in several locations around the UK, including London, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Stockport, Wimbledon and Edinburgh. Please see our list of Japanese church services and Bible studies on our News & Events page for details.