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

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.



2020 SOFM

Training | 4 Oct 2020 - Kobe City, Hyogo

2021 DTS

Training | Jan 2021 - Takatsuki City, North Osaka

Azumino Church Planting Ministry

Location | Azumino City, Nagano, Hokuriku-Shinetsu

Hope Chapel Kagoshima, Hope Chapel Oguchi

Location | Kagoshima & Isa City, Kagoshima, Kyushu

YWAM Japan National Office

Location | Taito City, East Tokyo, Kanto


Location | Kobe City, Hyogo, Kansai

YWAM Kyoto

Location | Kyoto City, Kyoto, Kansai

YWAM Niseko

Location | Niseko Town, Abuta District, Hokkaido


Location | Oita City, Oita, Kyushu

YWAM Okinawa

Location | Uruma City, Okinawa, Kyushu

YWAM Okinawa | International DTS

Training | Apr 2021 - Uruma City, Okinawa

YWAM Osaka

Location | Takatsuki City, North Osaka, Kansai

YWAM Sendai

Location | Sendai City, Miyagi, Tohoku

YWAM Tokyo

Location | Higashikurume City, Central Tokyo, Kanto

YWAM Yokohama

Location | Yokohama City, East Kanagawa, Kanto