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  • Merry Christmas from the Johnstons

    From Tokyo, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  • 5 of 8 Kindergarten Teachers Leave

    Answer to Poll Question:

    Q: How many of 8 teachers left Ellie's kindergarten at the end of the school year (March 31st)?
    Answer =
  • A Devine visit from NYC

    Nozomi's sister from NYC is here in Tokyo!  One of Nozomi's two older sisters, Ayumi and new husband James Devine from Manhattan are visiting us for about 10 days. This is James' first trip to

  • Address in Japan

    We have arrived in Japan and here's our new address:

    2-39-3 Hikawadai
    Higashi Kurume, Tokyo 203-0004

    Please be sure to update your

  • April Rains Bring May Flowers

    April Rains Bring May Flowers

    It has rained a lot in the last couple weeks, but one of the great things is the wonderful flowers that have
  • Asian Access Names New President

    Asian Access Names New President

    Asian Access has just named Joseph W. Handley, Jr. as it's fourth president in its 41-year old history. He
  • Asian Access President Doug Birdsall Resigns

    Asian Access President Doug Birdsall
    has decided to step down in September to focus exclusively on his other main ministry commitment -- being the
  • Away at A2 Fall Conference

    We are away at an Asian Access fall conference near Osaka. The conference which lasts a number of days will help us reconnect with Asian Access missionaries placed all over Japan, as well as

  • Back to School!

    Zack and Ellie head back to school today after a long 3-month summer vacation! Please pray for their adjustment into the 5th and 2nd grades.


  • Both Kids on Spring Break

    Both Kids on Spring Break!

    The kids are enjoying some time off. Zack returns to school on Monday, March 31 while Ellie's kindergarten
  • Bruce Johnson Becomes Interim President

    Bruce Johnson Becomes Interim President
    Bruce R. Johnson assumed the Interim
  • Celebrating 14th anniversary

    Nozomi is back from her trip to California in time to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary (Dec. 16). . . except she has the flu.  Our celebration was to include a trip to Outback Steakhouse,

  • Cherry Blossom Time!

    Cherry Blossom Time!

    The last week of March and first week of April is cherry blossom season. The
  • Christmas parties this weekend

    We are hosting two Christmas parties this weekend, Dec. 20 and 21. We will be sharing food, fun, fellowship, song and teaching. Pray for hearts to be receptive to the Good News of God's love for

  • Christmastime a great opportunity

    Christmastime A Great Opportunity

    Advent is a wonderful time for us to tell the story of Jesus' birth. Pray for opportunities with our new
  • Comments Added!

    Comments Added!

    Readers can now add their comments to blog posts and news updates. Tell us what you think. Give us your reaction.
  • Ellie set to perform

    Ellie Set to Perform

    Ellie has been practicing the "pianika" -- a piano-like instrument actually powered by blowing through a tube -- as her
  • Ellie Winds Up Kindergarten Career

    Ellie Winds Up Kindergarten Career

    Joelle has completed her Japanese kindergarten career by shining her light throughout the year. Check out
  • Gallery is Finally Back

    Gallery is Finally Back

    Believe it or not, our photo gallery was hacked on November 9. The photo gallery went down
  • Gearing up for Ellie's birthday

    Ellie turns 7 on May 9th. Presents have all been purchased, and now we're in the preparation phase for a big weekend, which includes Mother's Day!


  • Going back to Delhi

    Jeff serves as a resource coordinator for the Asian Access leadership development program in North India.  He will be attending a session in Delhi from November 1-5, 2009 along with about 18 pastors.
  • Halloween '08 Party photos

    Check out the brand new photos from our Halloween party:

  • Happy New Year!


    Happy New Year from the Land of the Rising Sun! Pray that our friends would know the Risen Son.


  • Happy Valentine's Day


    The Johnstons wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day.


  • Japan Gears Up For New Year's

    Japan Gears Up For New Year's

    New Year's is one of the biggest holidays in Japan. Christmas decorations are taken down on December 26 to get ready for New

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Jeff's column offers a mix of reflections on leadership and fatherhood, as well as news from Asian Access.


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Nozomi's column contains reflections on motherhood, Japanese culture, and ministry.


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Zack's column provides a variety of glimpses into what makes him tick.


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