When JoAnn and I were in Japan, one of the opportunities to serve was to edit the Japan Update newsletter for Japan Evangelical Association. It was the one English publication for JEA so it was an honor to serve that way. And the opportunity allowed me to connect with Japanese and international church leaders who came to Japan.
The newsletter continues under better leadership. The other day I happened to check the JEA website and was excited to see that they are now posting Japan Update. Let me recommend you download these PDF files. You will find them very informative. Go to JEA and you will see “Japan Update on the left sidebar. Right now there are ten editions dating from the Fall, 2005 edition to the Fall, 2010 edition.
Here are some highlights:
Fall 2010 Edition: Pastor Katsuhiko Seino of the Tsuchiura Megumi Church shares how to have Christian funeral in Japan.
Spring 2010 Edition: Reports on the 5th Japan Congress on Evangelism.
Fall, 2009 Edition: Reports on the 150th Anniversary of Protestant Missions in Japan.
And much more. The back several pages of each edition is full of Christian news stories from Japan.