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Poster : webmaster on 2014-10-15 16:04:23 (614 reads)

 From the Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9.

A leaflet for the 4th conference which will be held Dec.1 to 5 is now available for easier distribution. 

Please print on A4 paper withou size reduction.

You can get the PDF also from the "Article 9 Global Inter-Religious Conference" in Menu on the right.


Leaflet for the conference 

Poster : webmaster on 2014-10-06 11:59:16 (942 reads)

Dear ecumenical friends,
Notice from Article 9 Global Inter-Religious Conference.

The book of "the 3rd Asia Inter-Religious Conference" which was held in Okinawa in 2011 is now in PDF.
Please download and read it. 
You can get it also from "Article 9 Global Inter-Religious Conference" in the menu on the right of the page.

 The 3rd Asia Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 

Poster : webmaster on 2014-09-24 11:21:59 (429 reads)

 The latest program of the 4th Article 9 Global Inter-Religious Conference has come out. The PDF is posted also in the "Article 9  Global Inter-Religious Conference" Section in the MENU on the right. Please see it.

Letter 4: Latest Program

Time Table (updated)

Poster : webmaster on 2014-08-01 18:00:18 (915 reads)

 The 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 will be held from December 1st (Mon) to 5th (Fri) 2014. The section for this conference is now set up at the bottom of the menu, right of this page. Please download the PDFs of the program and the registration form.

We will update the news in this section.

For further information, please email to ;
or call 

Poster : webmaster on 2014-07-29 11:55:50 (552 reads)

 On July 6th, a hate speech demonstration against Japan Christian Center was carried out in Nishi-Waseda. Ten Christian churches and organizations including National Christian Conference for Promotion of a Basic Law for Foreign Residents and NCCJ Human Tights of Foreign Residents Committee published the Joint Statement against this outrageous act.

Download the PDF.

Joint Statement PDF

Poster : webmaster on 2014-02-26 16:53:59 (740 reads)

The Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 participated in the WCC General Assembly that was held in Busan from October 30th to November 8th last year. Twelve members were sent, including two from NCCJ: Koichi Kobashi, moderator, and Toshiyuki Mineda, communications officer.  We gave a workshop on the Article 9 of the Constitution.

In the workshop, After the welcome speech by Rev. Hiroko Ueda, 4 persons from Japan and 3 persons from overseas countries gave presentations from each perspective. Finally, Rev. Kobashi made an appeal to maintain the article 9 and spread the value to the world. All their speeches emphasized the importance of the Article 9 of the Constitution of Japan, especially under the critical situation since Prime Minister Abe who tries to revise the Constitution took office.

However, we regret that our appeal was not adopted by the Public Issues Committee because, according to the report of the committee, the proposal did not meet the required criteria. We are preparing to ask them what we need to do to be approved.


Here are the concept paper of the workshop, and the scripts of the presentations given in the workshop. We do not have the scripts by Rev. Henriette Hutabarat Lebang and Rev. Kim Yong Ju. We are sorry for not being able to share them. 


Concept Paper Ueda Takeda Okura 

Tamagawa Kamiya Kobashi Schmidt-Hesse


Poster : webmaster on 2013-12-05 13:32:22 (865 reads)

The National Christian Council in Japan Opposes 
the Special Intelligence Protection Bill (“Secrecy Bill”)

We, the National Christian Council in Japan, are opposed to the Secrecy Bill now being deliberated in the Diet.  The Secrecy Bill deprives sovereign Japanese citizens of their right to information and punishes those who are considered to be attempting access of special intelligence. It is a bad law that would significantly control the freedom of thought and religious activities of citizens.

We hereby declare our vehement opposition to this bill, which we fear, through its enactment, would once again make Japan a “Warring Nation.” 

November 22, 2013
The Executive Council of the National Christian Council in Japan

Poster : webmaster on 2013-08-07 16:43:28 (828 reads)

 Dear Ecumenical Friends,

On July 2nd, a moderate earthquake struck the southern province of Sumatra Island. It killed more than 40 people, injured over 2,400. And 37,000 have lost their houses. Act Alliance published the appeal for Relief on July 23rd. Collected donations will be used for restoration of damaged roads and buildings (including medical facilities) , medical treatment and care of injured people, etc.

Two years after the East Japan Great Earthquake, Japan is still on the long way of recover. Meanwhile, in every corner of the world, natural disasters and problems are occurring incessantly. We NCCJ, bearing in mind that, just after the East Japan Great Earthquake, we received a lot of supports and prayers from all over the world, we hope to be of help to the people in trouble of the world.

We have decided to make an appeal for relief of Sumatra Earthquake responding to ACT Alliance’s request. We would be grateful for your cooperation.

Appeal target by ACT Alliance to all the member organizations:
US $ 274,123-
Period: December 31, 2013
Postal book-transfer Account: 00181-4-75788
Account name: National Christian Council in Japan
Please note “Sumatra Earthquake Relief 2013” as subject in communication space.

National Christian Council in Japan
2-3-18-24, Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 169-0051
Phone: 03-3203-0372  Fax: 03-3204-9495

Poster : webmaster on 2013-07-03 15:23:37 (815 reads)

Japan is entering a very critical phase in terms of how we interpret and treat the Japan's Constitution and the nuclear issues. The Peace and Nuclear Issue Committee of NCCJ clarifies attitudes to these issues.

Each of us should now consider seriously the problems and take actions so that Japan might choose a right future.

Please download the PDF from below.
We hope this statement will be of help for you. 

*The statement has been revised on Aug. 7. 

 "Our Posture" revised

Poster : webmaster on 2013-05-08 16:09:43 (939 reads)

 After the Liberal Democratic Party took power last December, all kinds of procedures to restart and export nuclear power plants are under way. Recently Prime Minister Abe signed with Turky  $22 billion nuclear power plant deal. We should be vigilant over this inhumane action the government is taking despite the disastrous Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Plant accident in March 2011.

Last April, we announced on this web site that NCCJ published the pamphlet "Nuclear Power is NOT the Solution to Global Warming!! It is the Worst Choice for Earth's Life Environment" in cooperation with the Japanese Catholic Council for Justice and Peace.

Under these critical circumstances, we would like the pamphlet to be used by as many people as possible. We would be happy if this pamphlet helps you to deepen the understanding about nuclear power problems.

To help cover printing costs, we are asking for a donation of 20 yen per copy (or 20cents), plus shipping costs, from our ecumenical partners abroad. If interested in acquiring copies, please contact us through the fax number or E-mail address below.

FAX: +81-3-3204-9495 E-mail:

To order the Japanese version, please contact Japanese Catholic Central Council.
phone: 03-5632-4444  ¡¡URL:

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