Yoshiya Hari

  • Exciting Days for Japan!

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    What a month this has been… Silk and I were in Japan for our annual staff retreat… Then, I got to be with my colleague Pastor Yoshiya Hari for several days in America.

  • CGNTV「クリナビ」の取材を受けました

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    CGNTV「クリナビ」の取材を受けました。I was interviewed by CGNTV "Kurinavi".

  • Twenty years and 14 missionary units

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    by Yoshiya Hari
    Director, Asian Access Japan

    I became a pastor in 2003 and took over a church planted by missionaries. Ever since, I have been blessed to preach the gospel together with missionaries. Since 2011, I have served as the National Director of the mission organization アジアン・アク セス・ジャパン (Asian Access Japan). This has allowed me to collaborate with local churches in various places in Japan by sending missionaries to them.

  • 2023... New Name and Encouraging Developments

    Coming 2.3.23

    This week Asian Access will be making a significant announcement and we want you, our friends, to be the first to know.

    February 3 (2.3.23) is the day we have targeted to share the news of the ministry's expansion which is also driving the moment for a new name for the organization. I think you'll agree it's a wonderful connection to the past and a bridge to the next era of ministry to which we're called. Stay tuned for this exciting news!

  • Can we double the Christian population of Japan?

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    This was the most encouraging Japan National Pastors’ Conference I remember in my 14 years with Asian Access.

    The theme as set by Pastor Yoshiya Hari, Asian Access/Japan National Director, was “From 2020 to 2030” and Pastor Shinji Takita’s words captured it best:

  • アジアンアクセス・ジャパン大会2022開催のお知らせ

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    コロナ禍で開催ができずにおりました、アジアンアクセスジャパン大会を開催することになりました。

  • Asian Access Japan Report • Dec 2021 (Japanese)

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    The December 2021 Report has been published in Japanese and is now available here...

  • Sunday ‘Zoom Church’—with no morning message!

    How one Japanese congregation responded to the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Rev. Yoshiya (Joshua) Hari

    WHEN I TALKED TO PASTOR YOSHIYA (JOSHUA) HARI, THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ASIAN ACCESS JAPAN, his church had already been dealing with its own crisis before the coronavirus came. After over 20 years in the same location, in 2019 the congregation of Saikyo Hope Chapel was told they had to vacate the building they were leasing because it would be demolished. Finding a similar facility for the same price proved to be extremely difficult, so from February 2, 2020, they found themselves alternately renting one of two local community centers for services each Sunday.

  • Home church: the new norm in Japan?

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    Japan (MNN) — In January 2020, a group of believers in Japan lost their church building. Little did they know, God would use their “temporary solution” as a growth point when the pandemic turned the world upside-down.

  • Groundbreaking shifts resulting from Japan's Triple Disaster

    Rev. Yoshiya Hari

    AN INTERVIEW WITH REV. YOSHIYA HARI, ASIAN ACCESS JAPAN NATIONAL DIRECTOR AT 10-YEAR MARK OF 3.11

    Translated by Mary Jo Wilson

    Q: What are some of your initial thoughts as we stand at the ten-year mark since the Triple Disasters hit Northeastern Japan?

    Well, my first thought is that it’s hard to believe it’s been ten years. The time has gone so fast. From this vantage point, it’s clear what a huge turning point it was, both in my life and in the life of my church, and I could say even in the life of the church across Japan and for Asian Access Japan. It’s been a huge turning point.

  • Reporting on Vision Festa & Upcoming Sports Ministry

    hari video screengrabYoshiya Hari, A2/Japan national director shares a report on a number of ministry fronts... The Church Multiplication Vision Festa held in Tokyo as well as the Rugby World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics...{addthis off}

  • From Fuji to Everest!

    Mt. Fuji“For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” — Matthew 17:20

    Asian Access is passing some significant milestones in 2017. We are celebrating 50 years of ministry this year and are major celebratory event is happening at the end of April: Jubilee in Jakarta! Also this month, on April 1, Asian Access/Japan passes another significant milestone: passing the torch from one national director to another. Takeshi Takazawa, whom many of you have been praying for has been planning for this moment for... 

  • Sunday in Tokyo: A Day of Beauty, A Day of Hope

    imageIt was a beautiful Sunday here in Tokyo—a day that inspired my hopes for Japan, and for the world. I was more than ready for some inspiration, as the American presidential election that had taken place earlier in the week seemed so divisive.

    That morning, Silk, John and I made our way to attend services at Saikyo Nozomi Chapel, led by Pastor Joshua...

  • A2's Kyushu quake relief plan and how to pray

    KumamotoEarthquake100k 565x327Takeshi Takazawa of Asian Access reports that there are over 100 churches in the Kyushu earthquake disaster area and surrounding vicinity in SW Japan.

    Those churches together created the "Kyushu Christian Relief Center" and it's already functioning. One of the on-site leaders is an alumnus of our leader development program, Pastor Yoji Nakamura...

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