We announce with deep sorrow the passing away of the Right Reverend James T. Yashiro, Primate of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai and Bishop of the Diocese of Kitakanto. He passed away at 11:40 pm on March 12 in Murayama Hospital near his residence at the age of 65. He succumbed to respiratory failure after a long illness.
The Vigil will be held at 6:00 pm on March 16, and the Funeral will be conducted at noon on March 17, both at the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Shiki.
The Diocesan Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on April 5, at St. Paul's Chapel of St. Paul's Senior High School, Shiki.
Of your charity, please pray for the eternal repose of Bishop James, and for God's comfort to his wife, Elizabeth Yoko and their four children and families.
With prayer and love,
Faithfully in Christ,
Nathaniel M. Uematsu