In October the first Langham Scholar from Japan, Kei Hiramatsu, graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary, US.
Kei and his young family have now returned to Japan, where Kei is teaching at Central Bible College in Tokyo. He’s also pastoring a local church.
Although a developed, wealthy country, Japan has very few Christians and even fewer evangelical believers.
Alongside his teaching and preaching duties, Kei works for the college as an administrator and plans to write for theological education. There are very few resources written in Japanese.
Kei’s mentor and Dean at Asbury Theological Seminary arranged a private hooding service for him prior to his return to Japan, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to attend the official Graduation Ceremony this year.
Kei is married to Saki and they have three young daughters, Hanaka, Kaho and Rin.