On the 12th of May 2016, Sister Yasuko Taguchi rscj was conferred by the Emperor of Japan the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette, for her years of service in the field of education.
The Japan JPIC Committee shares three prayers written by 12th grade students, as a response to the call to participate in a "circle of prayer" before and during the COP21 in Paris.
For nearly 30 years now, the Japan Province has been having an annual Creativity Workshop. Last summer, a similar Creativity Workshop was held in the Area of Indonesia.
"Celebrating the 70 years of peace after the War, we would like to show our wish to work and pray for peace together with RSCJs in the world." - Eriko Oyama rscj (JPN)
"What is transforming is the direct encounter with real persons, and the insight that comes when hearts are touched." Saiko Kobari writes about the impact of the exposure program to the Philippines of the Sacred Heart High Schools of Japan.
"What comes to my mind this Ash Wednesday is not the soft and silky ashes made of the burnt palm branches of last year; rather the ‘Ashes’ made by the destructive forces of nature or by the wars and other forces by which we humans exclude others." ~Misao Shimamoto rscj (Japan Province)
The Sacred Heart School Heads of Asia and Australia-New Zealand came together in Seoul, Korea on 29 September to 2 October for a conference on Peace Education.
Yukiko Aoki RSCJ (Japan) highlights some aspects of what she calls "the outstanding authenticity of Janet Stuart."