Japan English Evangelism

You will enjoy the adventure of a lifetime as you travel to the other side of the world to teach English. You will spend your time on the island of Honshu which  is the largest and most populous island of Japan. The island separates the Sea of Japan, which lies to its north and west, from the North Pacific Ocean to its south and east.


Dates: June 17 – August 4, 2017Japan

Teen Missions Trip (ages 13-19)

Travel: After training at the Lord’s Boot Camp, you bus to the Orlando International Airport for a flight across the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi River, and the Rocky Mountains before arriving in San Francisco, California. From San Francisco you cross the North Pacific Ocean and the International Date Line to Osaka, Japan located on the island of Honshu. From the airport it is one hour to the church that will be hosting you for the summer.

Ministry: You will be involved in street evangelism sharing music, puppets, dramas and testimonies, along with visits to public schools, to invite people to learn English. Meeting people in parks through friendship evangelism with the goal to lead them to Christ, will be an added blessing to your ministry.

Adventure: You will visit the 16th–century shogunate Osaka Castle and learn about the rich history of the city, Namba, which is the city’s most famous district and finally, the Imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto Prefecture located in Kansai Region. You can shop for souvenirs such as tea, Japanese sweets, fans, origami paper and much more! 

Project Expense: $4690 U.S. plus $30 Registration Fee


(Note: Teams are filled on a first come, first served basis.) Return to Mission Trips List



  1. Hey Ms. Beth, I was just wondering how long it normally is before finding out about trip placement. Thanks so much!

  2. Can you please update the Japan trip to reflect the change to South Korea?

  3. We got an email that Japan is going to Korea. Is it still possible that it could be changed back to Japan? I really want to go to Japan this summer!

    • Sarah, Probably not! However, remember Who is in control and this did not take Him by surprise. Maybe the Lord wants you to go to Korea or somewhere else. I remember back in the 90’s and I wanted to go to Kenya so bad. There was some rioting in Kenya on the day we were to fly and we were switched to a European country. I really struggled with this, but the Lord wanted us there, not Kenya. It was one of the best summers of my life! Sometimes what we want is not what He wants.

      • Is the trip still Teaching English based?

        • Rush, It has been switched to S. Korea and the team will still be teaching English. We do have openings at this time.

          • Do you still have openings at this time? Can Joshua switch to this group from Panama

          • Joanna, That team is now going to S. Korea instead of Japan and teaching English. If he wants to switch to S. Korea, he can. Please give the office a call (321-453-0350).

          • Hi Beth,

            Our daughter is very interested in going on this trip to S. Korea! How do the teams raise money to go? She’s never been on a missions trip. Any info what be helpful. thank you

          • Wendy, Once the team member registers, we send out prayer cards and letters for the participant to send out to friends and family. She can also do fundraisers such as garage sales, car wash, etc.

      • It was a great summer! 1990 in Czechoslovakia.
        Saying prayers for teens and leaders alike.

        • Lori! Great to hear from you! If we don’t have your current address, could you please email it to the office ([email protected])? THANKS!

  4. Is this trip still full? I’m very interested 🙂

  5. Is there any room on this trip? If there isn’t is there a way I can switch from another trip if a space opens up? Is there a waiting list?

    • Melinda, There is no one on the waiting list at this time. You would need to register for another team and begin raising your support. We would call you when there is an opening.

  6. Question(s) about musical instruments:
    I have a mountain dulcimer that I am thinking about bringing. I don’t have a hard-shell case for it, or a way to get one, so I was wondering how to deal with it on plane flights. Am I allowed to bring it as a carry-on?
    Also, what level of proficiency would I be expected to have? Are there specific keys that I should be able to play in?
    Thank you!

    • Anastasia, You would need to provide a hard case. Some airlines will allow it to be a carry on and others require it go with the luggage, usually depending on the load factor. That is why you need a hard case. If it is expensive, please do not bring it. If you do not know how to play it well, please do not bring it. There should be at least one guitar going.

  7. Are there still spaces open in this team.

    • Lindsey, Japan is full at this time. There may be spots opening up in the Spring if kids switch or cancel.

      • Hello! My friend and I were really interested in this trip but seeing that it’s full at the moment we were wondering if you will be doing this trip summer 2018.

        • Clayis, I would suggest that you register with this as your first choice and make sure you put other choices. There will be cancellations and if asked, we would put you on the waiting list. You would be first on the waiting list, so you should make the team, but it may not be until in the Spring. That way, you could start raising your support. We do not know at this time if we will be sending a team there in 2018.

  8. Hello! i’m interested in this trip! i just had some questions. first off, i already live in japan, south of Osaka. would i need to fly back to the states for this? and if not would the price be any cheaper? thank you!

    • Josiah, We have several who participate and who live internationally. You would need to come to the US and return for Debrief and then fly back to Japan. Please email the office with your questions ([email protected]).

  9. 2 questions:
    Do you have any ideas on how we can talk to our parents so they let us go on the trip?
    Are we responsible for scheduling our own airfare?

    • Meredith, If your parents have questions or concerns, they can call us and we will be glad to speak with them. You are responsible for your round-trip airfare to/from Florida. Your project expense covers your transportation once you arrive in Boot Camp.

  10. Is it to late too sign up?

  11. Hi!
    So I realize that part of the point of our trip is to be using English, but I also figure it can’t hurt to learn a little bit of Japanese before I go. (Who knows, maybe it can be a good way to get conversations going?) Mango Languages is a language learning resource that is available for FREE through many libraries across the country. Japanese is one of many languages that they offer. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, but already I have found it to be exceptional. If you want to see if it is available through your library, you can check here: http://mangolanguages.com/libraries/find-mango/
    Japanese note: Don’t be scared off by the new alphabet, it will help you with pronunciation and you can learn to say the words, if not read them. Sayonara!

  12. Made a facebook group called TMI Japan 2017! Anyone who is planning on going can join. 🙂

  13. I have a friend interested in this team , is it full to girls?

  14. Hello! My sister, Samantha, and I have signed up for this team and we are sooo excited to be going. We are both FTMs. We don’t use social media, but we can’t wait to meet you all next summer! God is working on some special things for Japan and we get to be a part of it. See you then!

  15. For everyone that’s signed up for this summer I am to , we have made a Instagram , it is: teenmissionsjapanteam2k17 , please go check it out

  16. Hey, so i just signed up for the team and i was wondering for anyone else that is also signed up , if you would like to start a group chat on instagram or facebook i could make a japan team instagram, let me know. I am a ftmer (former team member ) and last year some of the people on my team did this and we got talk to eachother before and pray for eachother , and it was a good way to already have some friends when you get there.

    • Hi! My daughter is signed up for this trip and would love that, I’m sure! She’s only on Instagram. @faithisfaithful is her handle. Thanks for suggesting that idea!
      How did you find others who were signed up for your trip last year?

      • I didn’t control it , it was a girl on my team. I made a team Instagram , the username is teenmissionsjapanteam2k17 , if her or anyone else wants to check it out

  17. Hello! I am very interested in this trip and also the trip to China. What do I need to do or what steps do I take for information about these trips and learn more about Teen Missions International? Thank You so much and I’m excited to see if the Lord is calling me to be apart of one of these trips!

    • Malia, Please go to our website and there will be a short description of each team. We are working on writing brochure copy and after that time, a more detailed description will be available. You may register online!

      • I thought this *was* the website…? Sorry, I’m confused! Could you post a link to what you’re referring to please? THANKS a bunch 🙂

        • Kim, What was your question? I am sorry – but I am answering a lot of questions and cannot find your original question except for the vaccine one (none are required for Japan).

  18. When will more information about the trip be available?

  19. Kimberly Moteberg

    My comment on the FAQ page was erased somehow. My daughter and I are praying about this trip to Japan and would like more info on the issue of vaccines. Would you be able to tell me whether or not Teen Missions Intl. has their own vaccine requirements? Here in the state of MN, we are allowed to and have chosen to personally exempt our children from any and all vaccines and, as such, we do not have a shot record to provide.
    I’m beginning to read into what vaccines, if any, are required for travel to Japan. If there are any, we are willing to cross that bridge. I want to be able to address this issue from all sides, not just the overseas travel. Thanks for any help you could give!

    • Kimberly, No vaccines are required by Japan or by us. We would need to know what you would want us to do in the case where your child might need a tetanus vaccine.

  20. Hi, I was just wondering if the leaders for this team have already been picked?

  21. My son is interested in this trip or the Korea trip. Do we just register or what steps do we take?

  22. I am also interested but will need more info.

  23. I am interested on going to Japan in summer 2017. Do you have any more information about this trip?

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