Structure of NCCJ
|To Love All Life Given by God (Acts 17:25b)
Theme of the 41st General Assembly (2021-2023)
NCCJ’s highest decision-making body is the General Assembly, which we hold every third year. Under the General Assembly are the Executive Council and 14 committees.
Activities are planned by the relevant committees and then brought up before the Executive Council for approval. Committees then carry out these approved activities.
Chair: Rev. Kano YOSHITAKA, Japan Baptist Convention
Vice-Chair: Rev. Shinichi Jesse Yahagi, Japan Episcopal Church
Vice-Chair: Ms Mikako NISHIHARA, YWCA Japan
Secretary: Ms Yukiko MAKI, CWS Japan
Secretary: Dr Sawako FUJIWARA, Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church
General Secretary: Rev. Dr. Sungjae Kim, Korean Christian Church in Japan
NCCJ Member and Associate Member Churches and Organizations
NCCJ is made up of 30 member and associate member churches and organizations. Christians make up a little less than 1% of the population of Japan but have influenced this country in many ways through education, welfare, human rights, women’s concerns, and peace advocacy. NCCJ networks with other Christian councils, particularly in other Asian countries, and is a member of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) and a related organization of the World Council of Churches. Working ecumenically with people of other faiths in Japan and abroad, NCCJ strives to bring justice and peace to our world today.