JMJ 2015 winter


The JAPAN MISSION JOURNAL (JMJ) is the only Catholic publication in English dealing exclusively with all facets of evangelization and inculturation of Christianity in Japan. It approaches Christian mission from an Asian perspective. JMJ boasts a history of 60 years.

JMJ is a Quarterly, 72 pages per issue.
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英文/季刊(年4回発行)72ページ、年間定期購読 4,400円(税・送料込) ISSN1344-7297

2015 winter  VOL. 69,  No. 4


Thomas O’Loughlin

What is Meant by a ‘Good’ Liturgy?




Adam Lyons

Prison Chaplaincy in Japan




Barry Cairns

Australian Volunteer Missionaries to Japan




Hoa Francisco Ngo

Between Religion and Culture: An Opus Dei Mission in Japan




James Harry Morris

The Presence of Jĭngjiào in Japan as explored by Ikeda Sakae




Roger Vanzila Munsi

Kakure Kirishitan Survivors




Will Denayer

Anthropogenic Climate Disruption requires changes in the macroeconomics of the global system




Trends & Events

Statistics of the Church in Japan 2014





Index of Authors and Articles 2015

Back Number
2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006

Published four times a year, JMJ features:
In-depth analysis of Japan's socio-culturally and religious situation from a Christian perspective.
Articles by Japanese and non-Japanese Church workers and scholars.
Book reviews of Japanese and world-wide publications relevant to the apostolate.

JMJ presents easy-to-read, down-to-earth report on Christian education, liturgy, catechetics, ecumenical, literary, and interreligious topics. It features and reports on important Church documents.

In the past, JMJ has helped pioneer cross-cultural discussion on such crucial topics as ancestor veneration, Zen meditation, the meaning and role of Shinto customs, the writings of Endo Shusaku and other Christian authors, and the like.
JMJ has now entered the third millennium, focusing upon the Specific problems the Church is facing today, particularly in the Asian context of the triple dialogue with cultures, with other religious traditions, and with the immense multitude of the poor.

JMJ is a useful tool for both libraries and personal reference.
It may be ordered from
Oriens Institute for Religious Research
2-28-5 Matsubara, Setagaya-ku 156-0043, Tokyo, Japan
Tel.81-3-3322-7601 FAX. 81-3-3325-5322

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