• A Family Opportunity in Japan | Missionary Perspectives, Ep 5

    Miller family featured in 'Missionary Perspectives'

    In this video from Jonathan Wu, Sterling and Emi Miller, missionaries in Tokyo, share about their work as a family in Japan. They also discuss the spiritual needs of the Japanese and offer advice on those going on short term missions trips. Missionary Perspectives is an educational series bringing insights from missionaries around the world. You can use this video clip as part of a Bible study lesson plan or curriculum...

  • Preparing for a 2020 Summer Team in Japan

    Japan 2020 | Preparing for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.

    Watch this short video to see how you can begin preparing.


    Are you passionate about partnering with the local Church to reach communities where Jesus is least known? Please pray about being a part of this opportunity in 2020!

    Contact us today by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or complete the “Pre-App” on the linked page to get started. Be sure to include “Japan 2020” in the message section along with your level of interest and/or questions. We’ll be in touch to start the journey!

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 1, 2020...{addthis off}

  • Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity?

    Japan 2020 | Who is a Good Fit for this Opportunity from SIM USA on Vimeo.

    Do you have a heart for those who don’t know Jesus? Do you have a growing interest to explore how God can use you as part of His global mission? This is a great opportunity to experience ministry with a team and a local church in communities where Jesus is least known. A specific love for Japan and some Japanese language would be wonderful but are not a requirement. A flexible heart and desire to serve are key. Watch this short video and see if this describes you...{addthis off}

  • An Invitation: Summer 2020 in Japan!

    Japan 2020 | Invitation from SIM USA on Vimeo.


    Japan is home to nearly 127 million people. Less than 1% of them are Christian.

    Through SIM’s partnership with Asian Access, we have an established relationship with Japanese churches that want to take the good news of Jesus to those who have never heard it. These churches are asking for more workers to help...{addthis off}

  • Connecting through Community Outreach

    Japan 2020 | Connecting through Community Outreach from SIM USA on Vimeo.

    Short-term teams and interns will take part primarily in two ministries, both under the leadership of the Japanese Church. First, they will come alongside the local Church to help them host outreach events such as block parties, culture nights, pick-up sports games, dramas, and conversational English practice. These creative avenues to making community connections will leverage the unique skills and gifts of each team...{addthis off}

  • The Opportunity for the Japanese Church

    Japan 2020 | The Opportunity for the Japanese Church from SIM USA on Vimeo.


    The summer of 2020 provides a unique opportunity for us to send workers, as Japan opens its borders for athletes and spectators from around the world gathering in Tokyo for the Olympics...{addthis off}

  • Getting Started...


    1. Who is a Good Fit for Short-Term Ministry in Japan?

    2. Ready to take the next step? Here's how to get started!

    If after watching the video clip, you're interested in pursuing an application for ministry, you will need to complete a "Talk with Us" form with SIM. The form is coordinated by and followed up by SIM, as part of our strategic partnership for Japan.

    To begin your journey, read these instructions first:

    1. Fill out the contact form on the SIM website.
      • When completing the form, be sure to indicate that you're interested in "serving in Japan" and that you found the contact form via You can write this within the optional "Message" field.
      • Please note that this does not guarantee a Japan placement, but just helps SIM know how you came to them. 
    2. When on the SIM website, you will also be able to find different SIM regional websites that you can visit to learn more.

    We look forward to hearing your story and talking together about where God is calling you to serve.

    3. Now you may click the button at your own risk...

    Get Started!


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