Solicitation of Funds or Accommodation

Due to the increased attention our church has received with the ease of access our web site provides we are now in need to inform those who wish to inquire about donations or accommodation the following.


Requests for Accommodation

Tokyo International Church does not have church housing, accommodation, or space within a church building that we can make use of for overnight stays.

Considering that Japan is notorious for its small housing and high cost of rent, residents of Japanese cities live in housing with no excess space; Thus, the Tokyo International Church leadership cannot place such a burden on the membership for accommodation requests.


Solicitation of Funds

Regulation of Soliciting Funds– The following are regulations for soliciting funds:
1. No conference, church or institution, without special counsel and arrangement, shall plan work requiring solicitation of funds from outside its territory. Any solicitation within its territory shall be in harmony with local, union, division, and General Conference policies.
— SDA Church Manual, 2010 Edition, Chapter Finance, Section General Financial Counsel, Page 133

In brief, for churches wishing to contact Tokyo International Church for assistance, the church cannot consider requests unless communication is done through the appropriate channels, as above indicated.

For individuals, the church does not respond to requests for funds via online methods. The church also has a "no cash" policy, meaning, we do not give cash to those who request. Only requests made directly that fall under our assistance policy will be considered.