Reach the unreached millions in Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Explore the different possibilities in Japan below.