The Mission to Seafarers, Japan

The Mission to Seafarers, Japan


Welcome to MtS Japan

MtS Japan

In partnership with our colleagues in over 200 ports in 50 countries, the Mission to Seafarers, Japan is committed to its part in caring for seafarers around the world. 

MTSジャパンは、世界50カ国、 200以上の港にいるMTSス タッフ全員と手を取り合い ながら、世界中の船員たち を支えるという使命を果た すため、邁進しています。 

Sea Sunday 14th July 2024

Every year on the second Sunday of July Church communities around the world are asked to pray for seafarers and those who have answered the call to support them.

These brave men and women are the unseen backbone of our global economy, working tirelessly to bring us goods and resources that we need. They spend months away from their families, facing isolation, loneliness, challenging conditions, and sometimes extreme danger. This is especially true of those currently working in the Black and Red Seas due to the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.

Imagine leaving your family behind, signing on for a job at sea, and finding yourself at risk of missiles, drone attacks, and piracy. This is the harsh reality for many seafarers working on these vital trade routes.

Seafarers in these conflict zones are often scared, witnessing destruction first-hand. Security concerns frequently prevent them from going ashore, adding loneliness and anxiety to an already stressful situation.

This is where The Mission to Seafarers, a maritime charity of the Anglican Church, steps in. They support seafarers working in over 200 ports across more than 50 countries around the world. Their dedicated chaplains are a lifeline for mariners. They offer a listening ear and much-needed spiritual support. They bring food parcels, offer Wi-Fi so seafarers can call home, and provide hardship grants and access to mental health counselling.

The Mission to Seafarers, is funded entirely by voluntary donations and ship visits are only possible because of the support they receive from people like you. Without your support and prayers, The Mission to Seafarers would not be able to carry out this important ministry on behalf of the Church. 

Adventure Race Japan 2025

We are delighted to announce details of ARJ 2025, which builds upon the wonderful success of ARJ 2023, when US$1.35 million was raised from the 64 teams taking part.

To explore sponsorship opportunities, please visit here

In 2025, we aim to recruit 100 teams of three to take part in two days of trekking, running, and other challenges while enjoying spectacular views of Mount Fuji. There will be two levels of participation, ensuring those who are super fit can be equally challenged, while those who want to enjoy the achievement of completing a challenge feel they have also been stretched. This large mountainous region has enabled us to create suitable challenges for both levels of fitness. This exciting opportunity will, once again, bring together key decision-makers in the maritime industry.

The event base will remain the Marriott Hotel at Shunzenji, Izu, where MtS was able to create an amazing atmosphere of warmth, friendship, and competitiveness amongst our global teams.

MtS thanks to all our sponsors for the Adventure Race Japan 2023, including prominent Gold sponsors – Swire Shipping Pte Ltd, Swire Bulk, APM Terminals Japan, Arrow Sale & Purchase (UK) Ltd, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, Fleet Management Limited, Mitsui O.S.K Lines, and Ocean Network Express. The generous contributions and participation of 192 individuals from 19 countries showcased the global unity and commitment to this noble cause.

For more information on the Adventure Race Japan, please visit the event website.