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We gave up returning to Japan

Hello everyone!

Thank you for your prayers and support.

I will tell you the conclusion first.

This time, I gave up returning to Japan. I will study at CFNI for another semester and make adjustments for returning to Japan in May next year.

As you all know, new foreigners entering Japan have been suspended from the 28th.

Japan bans entry from all countries to block new strain's spread
Bilateral business travel arrangements with China and South Korea will continue

We were preparing for our return on the 29th (30th in Japan). Since Kii (Korean) is a Japanese spouse, it is originally included in the conditions for entry, but since she does not currently have a visa, she will be a general foreigner. The application for Certificate of Eligibility has been accepted through a Japanese administrative scrivener.

Actually, I started preparing visas in May of this year, but after consulting with an administrative scrivener, I was watching the state of Corona. She started the procedure in November after sticking to the last minute, but she could not get it in time.

When I contacted Immigration, he said that even if she had an entry permit, it would probably be for a limited time, such as 30 days. At this point, the scenario looks like this.

1, Kii cannot enter Japan

2. Even if she can enter Japan, she has to go to Korea for a limited time if she cannot get a visa during that time.

The above two conditions are quite likely, and in addition, new visa issuance is suspended until the end of January, so spouse visas may not be issued. I hope this measure will be completed at the end of January, but there is no guarantee. When that happens, it remains unclear when we can meet again.

In addition, our two daughters currently have Korean passports in Korea, so they cannot enter Korea. This means that until my wife’s visa is issued, I and our two daughters will live in Japan, and there is a possibility that the missionary work will start much later.

Since this measure was activated 6 hours after the ticket reservation was completed, I received it as a stop from God and a guide for further blessings. God’s plan is the best of ours, so I would like to follow it. I had almost finished disposing of things and packing, but I will start living in the United States again.

I would like to prioritize having a family together rather than being separated from each other, and start the Japanese mission under the given conditions. This time, I have postponed the mission to stand in Japan, but I would like to start the mission itself. Take advantage of the internet and start where we can.

An additional lesson given is “Biblical Counseling Major”. I got a career counseling qualification called CDA:Career Development Advicer 12 years ago and have been practicing counseling techniques at church and at home. This time, I would like to learn the theory and practice of biblical counseling based on that experience and knowledge.

I decided it just before. This time it’s not our choice, our plan, so I feel it’s an option from God. I think that’s because it makes sense here. The same was true when Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture, was introduced as the place of Japan’s mission. The result was completely different from our plan. We, the couple, are completely entrusted to the Lord and agree to work together to take the maximum possible action we can under the given conditions.

Also, the study abroad family will be extended until May, the first semester. Therefore, I always ask for it, but next time I have to pay the tuition fee for one semester. If you are willing to do so, I would be grateful if you could contribute to the school bill.

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Above all, it is supported by prayer. We hope that you will continue to support us through prayers.

This is not a planned drama, but a real document that is currently in progress. God’s production is added here. Please enjoy our Christian life itself with your support. We look forward to your continued support of the Kurokawa family. And the whole Kurokawa family prays for the year-end and New Year holidays of Peace, which is mainly for all the readers.

Yasunori Kurokawa, Kii, Yua, Noa

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Yasunori Kurokawa

茨城県ひたちなか市出身
32歳で男性乳がんになった数少ない日本人クリスチャン。
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現在妻と娘2人の4人家族。神様の次に家族を愛するパパ。

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