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Poster : webmaster on 2014-11-05 13:53:08 (461 reads)

There was an error in the leaflet.
WCC stands for "World Christian Council" ...correction, "World Council of Churches."

We regret the error.
The leaflet was updated. 

Leaflet Corrected

Poster : webmaster on 2014-10-21 16:01:48 (607 reads)

 WCC (World Council of Churches) officially announced that Rev. Dr. Olav Tveit, General Secretary will join the 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9. We are happy to have him in the conference. He will give a lecture on “the statement on the reinterpretation of  Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution” among 4 statements WCC adopted this year, in terms of the process of adoption and peace and justice WCC considers. For further information, please see the leaflet. You can download the latest PDF (updated Oct. 21) also from “Article 9 Global Inter-Religious Conference” of the menu on the right.

The 4th Global Inter-Religious Conference on Article 9 will be held from Dec.3rd to 5th, at YMCA Asia Youth Center, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo. 
Latest leaflet (updated Oct.21)

Poster : webmaster on 2014-10-15 16:04:23 (641 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 (984 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 (467 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 (964 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 (593 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 (780 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 (917 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 (880 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

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