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There are 23 members in the Region of Japan. 18 are priests and 5 are lay missionaries. These missionaries come from seven different countries: Ireland, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea and Vietnam.

They are involved in the following ministries: building evangelizing communities; ministering to migrants; dialoging with other religions; promoting debt relief for the world’s poorest nations; promoting greater awareness and action on issues such as the ecology, global warning, genetic modification of food crops; working with the homeless; sharing in leadership at the diocesan level; Society administration; fund raising; outreach to seamen; community organizing; sponsoring exposure programs to the Philippines for youth; and supporting the Asian Rural Institute which trains students and future leaders from other Asian and African countries in the latest methods of sustainable agriculture.


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