I was born in July 1947 in Sapporo, Hokkaido. When I was 18 years old, I longed for Tokyo to start my college life. In those days, colleges were in the midst of campus disturbances. It was so-called the years of campaign against the Japan- U.S. Security Treaty in 1970 but I had no interest in that kind of conflicts spread across many campuses. After graduating from my university, I looked for a job as many new graduates. I spent 36 years as a salaried worker in my life. I got married with my wife in Tokyo and had three children, but I lost my second child in a car accident. The two remaining children were married and had five children.
When I got married, my wife was a Christian. However, I rarely went to church due to my hard work for my company. However, six years after the death of my second child, I became deeply involved in the Bible through my senior colleague. There, a sense of guilt arose and repentance and faith in the Lord awoke. I was baptized by Rev. Takahiro Suzuki at Shoei Church. After that, while continuing to work in my company, I attended JTJ Missionary Seminary in Ueno, Tokyo. I was exposed to many gospels and was strongly influenced by the President Yoshihiro Kishi and Yuichiro Nakano, the President of International Studies at that time.
In 2008, I was called to study at Tokyo Theological University for four years. In April 2012, I was assigned to Toba Church. Since in April 2019, I have been assigned as a senior homeroom teacher (pastor) at Kudan Church.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) (New Interconfessional Version Bible)