Hello,  I am Yuko Ozeki, JCFN North America Staff.

I am currently in Japan. This is the first time in 9 years that we have returned to Japan as a family.

On my first day, I took my daughters to a hair salon and they experienced a small culture shock.

“Mommy, the hairdresser said to me after shamping “OTSUKARESAMA DESITA (You must be so tired). Why? I was just laying down. SHE must be tired.”

“Mommy, the hairdresser came out of the salon in order to say, “Thank you very much! Why is that?”

Mm-hmm. Seeing the reactions of my daughters, I realized once again that Japan is indeed a culture of OMOTENASHI (hospitality).

PS. Everything is so yummy in Japan.

Event Info Useful for Returnees July, 2023

Event Info Useful for Returnees

July, 2023

◎ANRK Women’s Small Group (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
About 3-6 people gather each time and encourage each other through updates, Bible study (M28), and prayer. If you are interested, please contact us!
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office:

◎WINGS Youth Ministry (CA, USA)
We have three gatherings! (All bilingual! Hours are California time.)
◯Weekly online devotions every Monday at 8 pm. (Japan: Tuesdays at noon)
◯Weekly online bible study every Friday at 5:00 p.m. (Japan: Saturday at 9:00 a.m.)
◯Monthly in-person WINGS event: No meeting this month, but Summer special event in August!
It’s all bilingual youth ministry! Middle and high school students, come on out!

◎JCFN Japan online prayer meeting “V.OCHAHOP” (Japan, online)
Saturday, July 8th 10:00〜11:00
facebook event link
Zoom link

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, July 9th, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (every 2nd Sunday evening for August)
At Zoom (Meeting ID: 979 2868 4925 Passcode: 144507)
*Let’s remember and pray together about the returnee ministry, INSPA, and returnees in the Tokai area.
*The prayer meeting is open to those who have participated in INSPA before, or are from or reside in the Tokai area.
facebook group link
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or

◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, July 22nd 19:00〜20:30
Worship, study time for “character” from 4C, Prayer time
Contact: JCFN Japan Office:

◎JCFN  Contemplative Retreat: Online C-WIT23 No. 2 (North America. online)
Saturday, July 22nd 9:00〜10:30 (CA Time)
Theme: “Holy Ordinary Everyday – Encountering God in Everyday Life: In the Storm”
Free, but registration required to receive Zoom link. (

◎Tokyo Life Church Connect Group (Tokyo, Japan)
Time: July 22nd, Every 4th Sunday
Roberta Peabody (Leader):
Homepage link
Once a month, about 6-8 of us get together with people who have returned to Japan, mostly from North America.
The location is around Ikebukuro.
We value the time to freely discuss what we experienced abroad and how we feel after coming back to Japan.
If you want to continue practicing your English or want to talk about your experiences abroad, please join us.
*TLC Summer English Camp
Age 4 to 6th grade  July 31 to August 4 contac:t

◎GiFT Summer Celebration (Tokyo)
Saturday, July 29th 13:00〜16:00 (open12:30)
Location: Ochanomizu Christian Center 8F
Theme: OUR HOME – Kingdom to this land
Speaker: Pastor Seiya Majima (New Hope Tokyo)
Free of charge, No age limit
facebook event link
instagram linke
Please contact via SNS.
Registration link
Hello everyone!
Summer is coming again this year. (I don’t think it’s summer yet lol)
Well, GiFT, we are going to have Summer Celebration again this year!
Returnee Christians! Let’s get together with all the returnees, praise God, receive the Word, and pray together!
Now looking for volunteers (SG Leaders)

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