(Special Ministry to Japanese)
SMJ would appreciate all your prayers as God continues
to transform lives and continues to use SMJ as an instrument of God's
Love, Grace, Joy, and Salvation!
in Ecumenical Action
SMJ was founded in 1975 by a group of Christians concerned
for the well being of Japanese working in the Greater New York area.
The effort was headed by Rev. Justin Haruyama, then pastor of Japanese
American United Church, Manhattan. Rev. Dr. Arthur Kamitsuka was a recently
returned missionary who became the first Interim Coordinator. Rev. Haruyoshi
Fujimoto was the first coordinator called directly from Japan and the
work has been continued to the present day by a number of faithful leaders.
To introduce the Christian Gospel in word and deed by
meeting practical needs.
To facilitate the networking of relationships between the members of
To facilitate networking for members relationships to the base &
cooperating churches (American, Japanese-American, and Japanese).
To enrich the social and spiritual experience of all involved.
These purposes are realized in the form of a number of
activities and programs designed to reach out to the community.
I. Meeting Practical
a. English Classes
b. Culture Classes
c. Personal Counseling
d. Japanese Bible Study
for relationships with members through:
a. Publication of the Newsletter
b. Annual Retreats
for relationships to local (base) churches through:
a. Cultural exchange
b. Multicultural worship experience
individuals and families with churches in Japan upon their return.
of Directors / Base Churches / Regular Meeting
The Board of Directors serves to oversee, counsel, support
and encourage the director and work of SMJ.
Rev. Takako Terino
American United Church
255 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-242-9444 Website: www.jauc.org
Church at Tenafly
55 Magnolia Avenue, Tenafly, NJ
Rev. Dr. Eileen W. Lindner
English and Culture Class every Tuesday
Union Japanese Church
c/o Hitchcock Presbyterian Church
6 Greenacres Avenue, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Rev. Kazuo Moriya
The Church of the Good Shepherd
326 New Bridge Road
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Rev. Jun Yoshimatsu
Disciples of Christ
Kyodan (United Church of Christ in Japan)
Reformed Church in America
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church
Church of the Good Shepherd
Tenefly Presbyterian Church
Union Japanese Church Westchester
We are proud to
mention that alumni also contribute to the ongoing ministry even long
after returning to Japan.
Please send your tax-deducible contribution to:
Special Ministry to the Japanese
Attn: Mr. Junsuke Motai, Treasurer
P.O. Box 1039
Alpine, NJ 07620
*SMJ is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Rev. Takako Terino
Bio to come . . .
Rev. Takako Terino, Coordinator
Email: email@example.com (English & Japanese are OK)