Her church is small but has a major emphasis on young people through the school network. The education system in every nation is important as the next generation comes through, and many, like Japan and Australia have schools run by religious bodies or associations.
Not only are there 80 Baptist churches across the nation, but many of these churches have schools attached to them and that indicates one of their most important contributions to the nation. From the early days of the Baptist missionaries, these churches have ensured that their schools adhere to all the policies and philosophies of the current Government education systems and curricula.
Consequently, the Baptist schools in Japan have a particularly high reputation with very pleasing results over many years. As a result many Japanese parents, including many non-Christian and international expatriot parents, like to send their children to these religious Baptist schools.
Pastor Sachiko lives in the city of Yokohama which is the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo. The city is on the east coast of Japan's main Island and is connected with other major cities through their very fast train network.
She explained that evangelism is difficult in Japan. Some fifteen years ago, there was a major terrorist attack by a religious group and this has created a national suspicion of all things religious, yet strangely this doesn't seems to affect the schools.
Sachiko's husband is a layman and assists her in her pastoral duties and they look forward to seeing their outreach programs of evangelism bearing more fruit with Japanese people coming to Jesus Christ as their Lord.
This Sachiko interview on the Australian Missionary News IPTV may be viewed on either tv.bushorchestra.com/BWC/videopages/sachiko.html or www.safeworlds.net