Welcome to the Japan Lutheran Church (Nihon Ruteru Kyodan - NRK)
We are a synod of 35 Lutheran churches serving the Lord and His people in 8 prefectures of Japan for the past 70 years.
The NRK is a member of the International Lutheran Council and is in fellowship other Lutheran bodies around the world which share the Lutheran faith. And, In 1999 the NRK became an associate member of the Lutheran World Federation. We value the connections with our Brothers and Sisters in Christ and hope that you will join us for worship during your time in Japan.
The NRK was founded when Dr. William Danker was officially installed as the first missionary to Japan from the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. A special service was held at the Tokyo Chapel Center of the American Army in Kasumigaseki, Tokyo on September 19, 1948.
The Lutheran Hour radio broadcasts, and subsequent correspondence Bible courses, began in 1951. In 1953 the NRK was officially recognized as a religious body in Japan. In 1966 the NRK and Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (JELC) entered into altar and pulpit fellowship based on their shared faith. Together they have the Japan Lutheran College and the Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary.
In addition to the Japan Lutheran College and the Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary, the NRK also has Urawa Lutheran School (Elementally through High School) in Saitama ad Seibo Gakuen (Junior High / High school) in Hanno, Saitama. A number of congregations continue the tradition of Lutheran education by serving their local communities with preschools and daycares facilities.
Japan Lutheran Church
Address: 1-2-32 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071
Nagaoka Lutheran Christ Church
3-3-16 Sanwa, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata 940-1151
TEL / FAX : 0258-33-8067
Pastor : Toshio Yosai
Niitsu Lutheran Christ Church
Supervisor: Motoo Suzuki
Urawa Lutheran Church
1-28-12 Komaba, Urawa-ku, Saitama 330-0051
TEL / FAX : 048-886-7360
Pastor : Koken Kasahara
Sunday worship : Sundays 10:30am~12:00pm
Worship for Families and Children : Sundays 9:00~10:00am
Evening worship : Second and Fourth Tuesdays 7:30~8:30pm
Bible Study : First and Third Thursdays 10:30am~12:00pm
Omiya Zion Lutheran Church
1-229 HigashiOnari-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama 331-0814
TEL / FAX : 048-663-0215
Worship : for Children Sundays 9:30~10:00am
Evening worship : Second Sundays 5:00~6:00pm
Bible Study : Fist and Third Wednesdays10:30am~12:00pm
Second and Fourth Wednesdays 7:00~8:00pm
Introduction to Christianity : Fourth Saturdays 2:00~4:00pm
Taize : Fourth Fridays 7:30~8:45pm