March 21, 2016

Japan Hiroshima Mission

Here are free resources about the Japan Hiroshima Mission:

*Other Mission Pages: Japan LDS Missions.

Japan Hiroshima Mission Address

Here’s a recent address for the Japan Hiroshima Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the mission address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.

This mission does not currently exist.

Phone Number: N/A
Mission President: N/A

Japan Hiroshima Mission Map

Here’s a link to the mission map for the Japan Hiroshima Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Japan Hiroshima Mission

*Mission does not currently exist. (Browse LDS.org mission maps)

Videos with Japan Hiroshima RMs

Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Japan Hiroshima Mission.  We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews. Coming soon..

LDS-Friendly Videos about Japan

Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about Japan. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about Japan, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.

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Japan Hiroshima Missionary Blogs

Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Japan Hiroshima Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their mission blog was updated.

*Send your missionary a gift (mission-specific shirts, ties, Christmas stockings/ornaments, pillowcases, etc.)

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Japan Hiroshima Mission Groups

Here are Japan Hiroshima Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the mission.

  1. Japan Hiroshima Mission Group (536 members)

Japan Hiroshima Mission T-Shirts

Here are T-shirts for the Japan Hiroshima Mission!

Shirt designs include Japan Hiroshima Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL.  The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.

*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Hiroshima missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.

*Click here to browse Hiroshima Mission gifts

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Hiroshima Mission Presidents

Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Japan Hiroshima LDS Mission.

  1. 2010, Mission combined with the Japan Fukuoka Mission and the Japan Kobe Mission.
  2. 2008-2010, Yoshiaki Isa
  3. 2005-2008, Akira Yafuso

Japan LDS Statistics (2016)

  • Church Membership: 128,216
  • Missions: 7
  • Temples: 2
  • Congregations: 266
  • Family History Centers: 63

Helpful Articles about Japan

Japan Hiroshima Missionary Survey

Here are survey responses from Japan Hiroshima RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.

*Click here to take a survey to help pre-missionaries going to your mission.

When did you serve?

  • 1996-1998 (Sam)
  • 2008-2010 (Richard)
  • 2002-2004 (Peter)
  • 2001-2003 (Gabriel)

What areas did you serve in?

  • Kobe, Himeji, Fukuchiyama, Hatsukaiichi. (Peter)
  • Himeji, Kakogawa, Yanai, Hatsukaichi, Sakaide, Kure, Hikarimachi. (Gabriel)

What were some favorite foods?

  • Sushi, sashimi, fugu, curry, okonomiyaki, donburi, hayashi rice, omelette rice, takoyaki, matsuri food, oden, agepan, anpan, creampan, udon/ramen, yakiniku, yakisoba, mabodofu, mabonasu, nabe. (Sam)
  • Okonomiyaki, Sushi, Gyudon, Ramen, Om-rice, tamago rice. (Richard)
  • Miso Ramen, Donburi (gyu or oyako), Okonomiyaki. (Peter)
  • Okonomiyaki, udon, sushi, sashimi, natto, tempura, sukiyaki, so many options.. (Gabriel)

What was a funny experience?

  • Went to a park in Iwakuni. Saw a monkey and fed him some food. Turned around and saw a gang of monkeys staring at us and wanting food. Little scary, but amusing how quickly they amassed for food. Follow the wildlife signs that say no feeding monkeys or staring them in the eyes. (Sam)
  • When the apartment’s fire alarm went off for three hours. (Richard)
  • We told a guy that Nephi built a fuusen (balloon) instead of a fune (ship) and sailed to america with his family. That wasn’t much more difficult for him to believe… 🙂 (Peter)
  • On preparation days we would go the best denki or any other electronic shop and sit down on a massage chair. (Gabriel)

What was a crazy experience?

  • Brakes gave out on my bike while I was going down a hill near a park in Hiroshima. I had to step on the ground and stop Fred Flintstone style. (Sam)
  • The reason the alarm went off for three hours. (Richard)
  • I always felt pretty safe — in Fukuchiyama one time it got so cold in my apartment that the water froze inside our toilet bowl… (Peter)
  • In one of my areas, we used to go visit a few less active members once a week, and to get there, we need to ride our bicycles uphill for about 6 or 7 Milles, but on the way back it was so fun going down hill. Once I remember going down hill and it was at night time. I went so fast riding on the road that my companion could not keep up. When reached the end of the road I looked back, I saw a long line of cars still on the mountains going “slow,” I wondered the reason, a few minutes later I saw my companion coming and all these cards behind him.. (Gabriel)

What was a spiritual experience?

  • Helped teach a convert who was baptized. He died the next day, but his Mom wrote us a beautiful letter about how she was so happy that he found the truth. She said his disposition changed 180 and she was going to start taking the lessons as well. (Sam)
  • Saved an investigator/new member from committing suicide the week of Obon (when we met her). (Richard)
  • The Lord really did guide us and use us as tools to share his message and help others feel his love. There were countless times we went places and said things we otherwise would not have — but he prompted us to, and we did! (Peter)
  • One day I saw teaching a lesson to a guy and he asked why do we care about the Japanese? They are small, country is small, and their heard as well. I was sad to hear that but I said that everyone is Heavenly Fathers son and daughter, so he wanted every one back to his presence. (Gabriel)

What are some interesting facts about the Japan Hiroshima Mission?

  • See down below about places to visit. It is a wonderful and interesting culture. Watch out for taifus. Visit the temple on Shikoku- forgot the name, but I believe it has over 1000 steps. There is a tall uidling in Imabari (Shikoku) that you can go to the top of and get some great views. Visit Shakey’s Pizza tabehoudai in Takasu- good selections of pizza including Japanese. It seems like most areas have a Japanese ‘Mom’ which loves the Missionaries and isn’t necessarily a member, be sure to meet her. Some foods are hard to find so bring them (etc. peanut butter, jelly, some spices) – you can get these at the base in Iwakuni if you have a card and are a member of an army family. (Sam)
  • Hiroshima is really big. (Richard)
  • It is the best mission in the world! 😉 (Peter)
  • The mission itself doesn’t exist anymore and it was combined with another mission. (Gabriel)

What was the weather like?

  • Cold in the winter, hot and humid in the summer. If there is a taifu warning then get inside quickly. We stayed in it for less than a minute and got completely drenched. (Sam)
  • Humid until winter, then freezing cold. (Richard)
  • Super hot and humid in the summer and super cold in the winter. (Peter)
  • Hot humid in the summer and very windy in the winter. It doesn’t really get too low in the temperature, but because it gets very windy, it feels very cold sometimes. (Gabriel)

Any things you really like about the area/people?

  • People are very friendly and kind, even though they may seem a little mean when dendoing. Love the Japanese culture, get out and see the temples, Iwakuni castle, Miyajima, Heiwa Koen, etc. (Sam)
  • The willingness of many of the people to either listen to what we were sharing, and the kindness of the people and willingness to help when needed. (Richard)
  • The people are amazing. Himeji in the spring is unforgettable with the cherry blossoms and the castle! (Peter)
  • People were hard to listen about the gospel, but the ones who listened were willing to open their hearts. (Gabriel)

Any packing/clothing advice?

  • I think the suggested list was adequate. I would suggest at least two pairs of shoes and maybe three pairs of pants. Walking and biking can be a little hard on your shoes and pants. (Sam)
  • Gloves for winter… Make sure you have gloves… (Richard)
  • Don’t bring too much crap! (Peter)
  • Gloves are important specially in the winter time while riding bicycles. (Gabriel)

What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?

  • Learned to serve and love others. Grew closer to Heavenly Father. Got to see the gospel in action. Strengthened my testimony. (Sam)
  • The ability to find an awesome wife (not Japanese) and the confidence to do different things. (Richard)
  • Strengthened my faith, learned to serve others, increased my knowledge of the gospel! (Peter)
  • I got to understand the love of God to us and more about charity. (Gabriel)

What are some skills you gained?

  • Speaking Japanese, talking to people. Learning to get a long with a companion. Communication skills- both verbal and non-verbal. (Sam)
  • People skills, the ability to speak Japanese. (Richard)
  • Japanese….! (Peter)
  • I improved my Japanese, which has been a key factor in my professional career. I work for a big investment bank from street, and they relocated me to Asia due to my language skills. (Gabriel)

What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?

  • 100% (speak your language) SYL- helps you learn the language faster. (Sam)
  • How much was going to really be required when it came to speaking the language. (Richard)
  • I wish I did a better job of journaling. (Peter)
  • More Japanese. (Gabriel)

Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Hiroshima?

  • You’re going to love it. It will be hard at times, hang in there. Don’t get discouraged, remember people are turning down the Savior not you. Look for the good and enjoy the culture. (Sam)
  • Study, study, study. (Richard)
  • It is amazing. Throw yourself into it. You’ll never wish you hadn’t worked as hard as you did — but you might regret not having worked harder! (Peter)
  • Open your hearts, and if you are American, don’t presume that American ways is always right.. (Gabriel)

What was a funny language mistake?

  • During the contacting process, instead of saying that they are volunteer activity performing missionaries, an elder said they were volunteer circumcision performing missionaries. Look it up. “Activity” and “circumcision” are similar when said. (Richard)
  • One of my companion from Utah was telling someone about his family and he told that his grand-father had 20 “mushi” (mosquitoes), but he really meant to say ushi(cows). (Gabriel)