Officially Established in 1905

As of 2018, there are 68 churches throughout Japan (from Hokkaido to Okinawa)

Population: 126 Million

Institutions: Japan Nazarene Theological Seminary

Website: http://nazarene.or.jp/

 

History

5th Annual Nazarene Church in Kyoto 1935

5th Annual Nazarene Church in Kyoto 1935

In 1905, Pastor Williams and Pastor Poole came to Japan from the US Holiness Christian Church. They belonged to the Tokyo Nobu Church and served in Tokyo for two years before moving to Kyoto in 1907, where they opened Sunday School.

In October 1908, the Holiness Christian Church, which was their sending organization in the United States of America, joined the Nazarene Church, and they were accepted by the Foreign Mission Bureau of the Nazarene Church, the first Japanese missionary mission to the Nazarene Church in Japan. This is the beginning of the Nazarene Church in Japan.