To know God and make Him known

Reach the unreached millions in Japan.

Explore

Important Note: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are encouraging all YWAMers residing in Japan to take special note of WHO and government guidelines in order to prevent the spread of the virus. This means normal ministries and schools will be affected.

Japanese Immigration have also declared new rules at the border preventing certain people from entering the country. This will affect outreach teams, incoming staff, volunteers, and students, as well as any staff currently overseas. Please follow this link to find out who is affected.

Meet real needs with the love of Jesus.

Youth With A Mission Japan

YWAM is a global movement, full of young people who are driven by a passion to know God and make Him known. We have been making waves here in Japan since 1975.

Who we are

Reaching ALL of Japan!

Introducing Omega Zones

YWAM has developed a mapping initiative called “4K” which aims to help Christian workers all over the world better understand where the spiritual and physical needs are.

The world has been divided up into around 4,200 Omega Zones. These are determined by population, geopolitical divisions, availability of the Gospel, spiritual needs, and basic life needs.

A vision of YWAM is to establish ministries and disciple-making movements (church planting) in all of these 4,200 Omega Zones.

Japan has a total of 53 Omega Zones. Currently 42 Omega Zones have no YWAM ministries.

Omega Zones in Japan >

Permission to dream, permission to go.

How to begin

Start with the Discipleship Training School (DTS). Spend six months centring your life in God. Seek personal breakthroughs. Stretch yourself by serving God in a cross-cultural setting. For a shorter opportunity, you can also start by volunteering or by joining a mission trip.

Chase After Your God-Given Dream.

A world of opportunities

After the Discipleship Training School, spend two or more years journeying alongside a community of people who desperately want to serve Jesus in Japan with their whole lives.

Deepen your training for what God is leading you into. Learn by doing. Start something new in Japan.

Feeling called to Japan? Consider coming to Japan either for a few weeks, a couple of years, or your whole life!

Get involved >

Explore the different possibilities in Japan below.

Explore

.js-id-Location
2021 SOFM

2021 SOFM

Training | 3 Oct 2021 - Kobe City, Hyogo

Azumino Church Planting Ministry

Azumino Church Planting Ministry

Location | Azumino City, Nagano, Hokuriku-Shinetsu

Hope Chapel Kagoshima, Hope Chapel Oguchi

Hope Chapel Kagoshima, Hope Chapel Oguchi

Location | Kagoshima & Isa City, Kagoshima, Kyushu

YWAM Kobe

YWAM Kobe

Location | Kobe City, Hyogo, Kansai

YWAM Niseko

YWAM Niseko

Location | Niseko Town, Abuta District, Hokkaido

YWAM Oita

YWAM Oita

Location | Oita City, Oita, Kyushu

YWAM Okinawa

YWAM Okinawa

Location | Uruma City, Okinawa, Kyushu

YWAM Okinawa | 2021 DTS

YWAM Okinawa | 2021 DTS

Training | Oct 2021 - Uruma City, Okinawa

YWAM Osaka

YWAM Osaka

Location | Takatsuki City, North Osaka, Kansai

YWAM Sendai

YWAM Sendai

Location | Sendai City, Miyagi, Tohoku

YWAM Takatsuki | 2021 DTS

YWAM Takatsuki | 2021 DTS

Training | 2021 - Takatsuki City, North Osaka

YWAM Tokyo (Higashikurume)

YWAM Tokyo (Higashikurume)

Location | Higashikurume City, Central Tokyo, Kanto

YWAM Tokyo (Taito)

YWAM Tokyo (Taito)

Location | Taito City, East Tokyo, Kanto

YWAM Yokohama

YWAM Yokohama

Location | Yokohama City, East Kanagawa, Kanto