Free resources about the Japan Tokyo Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
Japan Tokyo Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Japan Tokyo Mission. We try to keep this info up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
Japan Tokyo Mission
Phone Number: 81-3-3952-6802
Mission President: President L. Todd Budge
Japan Tokyo Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the Japan Tokyo Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Tokyo Mission:
Videos with Tokyo RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Japan Tokyo Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
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.
Japan Tokyo Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Japan Tokyo Mission. This blog list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Japan Tokyo Mission Groups
Here are Japan Tokyo Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Tokyo Mission.
- Tokyo Mission 2009-12 President Albrecht Group (325 members)
- Tokyo Mission 2006-09 President Hill Group (250 members)
- Tokyo Mission Moms and Friends (LDS) Group (29 members)
Japan Tokyo Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the Japan Tokyo Mission!
Shirt designs include Japan Tokyo 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: Japan Tokyo missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Japan Tokyo Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Tokyo LDS Mission.
- 2015-2018, Takuji Nagano
- 2012-2015, L. Todd Budge
- 2009-2012, William Steve Albrecht
- 2006-2009, Allen F. Hill (Listen to an interview with the Hills)
- 2003-2006, Henry J. Eyring
- 2000-2003, Mark P. Durham
- 1997-2000, Tadashi Komatsu
- 1996-1997, Larry O. Haslam
- 1993-1996, Yukio Kumazawa
- 1990-1993, Bin Kikuchi
- 1988-1990, Richard H. Kiyabu
- 1985-1988, Lamont W. Moon
- 1982-1985, Larry F. Ogden
- 1979-1982, Michael A. Roberts
- 1976-1979, Harrison T. Price
- 1976-1976, Adney Y. Komatsu
- 1974-1976, Ralph Shino
- 1971-1974, Tomosue Abo
- 1968-1971, Walter R. Bills
- 1965-1968, Adney Y. Komatsu
- 1962-1965, Dwayne N. Andersen
- 1955-1962, Paul C. Andrus
- 1952-1955, Hilton A. Robertson
- 1949-1952, Vinel G. Mauss
- 1948-1949, Edward L. Clissold
Japan LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 128,216
- Missions: 7
- Temples: 2
- Congregations: 266
- Family History Centers: 63
Helpful Articles about Japan
Japan Tokyo Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from Japan Tokyo RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- October 2013-April 2014 (Dani)
- 2007-2009 (Devin)
- 1997-1999 (Joseph)
What areas did you serve in?
What were some favorite foods?
- Yakisoba, takoyaki, Japanese curry with rice, miso soup, and white peach ice cream 😋. (Dani)
- Yakisoba, tonkatsu, katsudon, ramen. (Devin)
- Yakisoba. Nashi. (Joseph)
What was a funny experience?
- On Valentines Day, it was snowing like crazy. Then the day after, it was pouring rain. When my trainer, the two other sister missionaries and I were walking through the slushy snow to get to church, the junior companion of the other companionship and I were making horrible puns to our trainers, like “the field is white, already to harvest,” and “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail can stop us missionaries from doing the work.” (I made the last one up) 😆. (Dani)
- Frog in shower. Hit head on Buddha statue hanging in door way while bowing to mother of investigator. She was usually cold to us but this really made her laugh. (Joseph)
What was a crazy experience?
- While I was still in the Mission Training Center, I got a nasty stomach bug which kept me bedridden for 3 days. On the 4th day, my fellow sisters (there were 3 of them) took me on a wheelchair to the doctor’s. The doctor told them to leave me in the office on one of the cots. While I was there waiting for the doctor, I was so scared that I might be sent home earlier than I imagined. After I told the doctor about my condition, he gave me some medicine and told me to get some rest for the rest of the day. He told me to eat nothing but bread and water for the rest of my time at the Mission Training Center. (I had only three weeks left before I headed to Japan, so it was no big deal.) Afterwards, my sisters came, picked me up from the doctor’s, and they told me how the elders were so concerned about my health. They asked them to sing “Soft Kitty” to me (the sisters didn’t know any of the lyrics, so they just told me that they wanted to do that for me). (Dani)
- Hit by car while riding bike. (Joseph)
What was a spiritual experience?
- While I was in Japan (on my 4th transfer), my companion and I were teaching a lesson to a new investigator and we showed her the “Because of Him” video. Afterwards we asked her how she felt about the video and she cried and said that she wants a second chance in life. It really touched my heart to see her feel Christ’s love for her. (Dani)
- Felt guided to a lady’s door who was praying to Buddha for spiritual guidance. She was baptized after lessons with the Sisters. (Joseph)
What are some interesting facts about the Tokyo Mission?
- In downtown Tokyo, it sounds as quiet as the suburbs; you hardly hear any cars honking. Most of the members speak English, unless you are in the northern part of the mission field, like Niigata, then you have to speak Japanese a lot. (Dani)
- Included Tokyo Temple. High retention rate, like 85 percent I think. (Joseph)
What was the weather like?
- Tokyo hardly gets any snow, and when it does it doesn’t snow until late January. Unless you are in the northern part of the mission field, then they have snow for a longer time and early in the winter season. The rainy season occurs in June, and it gets hot as early as mid-April. (Dani)
- Cold in the winter. Hot in the summer. (Joseph)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- In Japan the members of the church have something called “Missionary Baskets” where the members can put food and drinks for the missionaries in their area. They have one in every chapel. They also have two sign-up calendars…one for dinner and another for mock lessons. The mock lessons are training sessions for missionaries and the members sign up to help the non-Japanese missionaries improve their Japanese while the missionaries teach them a missionary lesson, or if occasion arises, be a member present for an actual lesson with an investigator. (Dani)
- Lots of energy in Tokyo. Well mannered and nice people in country. (Joseph)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Pack a good raincoat…one that is guaranteed not to soak through easily. (In Japan, when it rains, it pours A LOT.) Get gloves that also don’t soak easily because the gloves they have in Japan don’t work for the cold weather. For the sisters, bring what you are used to for your special needs. For the elders, don’t pack any silk ties because the humidity in Japan (especially in the summer) will make the silk ties lose their color and ink doesn’t wash away easily. (Dani)
- Bring a rain suit! And don’t worry about tires, you can get good ones at dollar stores there. (Devin)
- Warm coat in winter. Light white shirts in summer. Just go short sleeve. Umbrella. Rubber boots. Rain parka. (Joseph)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- I always loved Japan when I was a kid, and because of my mission experience, my love for Japan has grown greater than ever before. (Dani)
- Learned to work hard. Earned a very solid testimony. (Joseph)
What are some skills you gained?
- I learned a lot more Japanese than I did in college, how to use a rice cooker, how to have the courage to speak to others, and how to listen to the Spirit more carefully. (Dani)
- Spoke Japanese well enough when needed to on the mission. Not sure I had the gift as much as other guys once I got home. Organizational skills to some extent. (Joseph)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- I wish I knew more about the weather in Japan so that I had a good raincoat during the rainy season.😣 (Dani)
- I wish I had more respect for my senior missionaries. Spirit is key to everything. (Joseph)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Tokyo?
- Don’t be afraid. God will be there to help you as long as you do your best for the people around you, and know that you are sent to your mission area to preach to the people about who God is and to let them know that He loves them no matter what. (Dani)
- Work hard but don’t need to be a fanatic. Just a solid, obedient, Christlike missionary as best you can. Keeping Spirit with you is more important than having your way all the time. (Joseph)
What was a funny language mistake?
- When I was introducing myself to an investigator, I accidentally said (in Japanese) “I think I am Sister West” instead of ” I am called Sister West.” (Dani)
- I had a trainee who always said he was 91 instead of 19. He was an awesome companion who helped convert a teenager. Good companion. I left for home before I learned if he ever got it right. (Joseph)