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About Chi Alpha Japan

Reconciling Students to Christ

​​Chi Alpha Campus Ministries is a Christian campus ministry on universities throughout Japan and around the world. The name Chi Alpha (XA) comes from the initial Greek letters for Christ's Ambassadors. The Greek X is pronounced as KAI and the A is pronounced as ALFA.


Chi Alpha Campus Ministries began in the U.S. as the Assemblies of God outreach to secular universities. Chi Alpha Japan started in 1997 at the University of Tokyo and is now on over 25 campuses across Japan. ​


We are a movement of college-age men and women earnestly following Jesus. We invite everyone to be a part, regardless of background.


We meet on campus in groups of varying size and style. These gatherings are informal, infused with music and interaction, and cover topics from relationships to the nature of truth. These meetings are opportunities for students to meet God, each other, and the needs of the community.

Campuses associated with Chi Alpha Japan

Chi Alpha Japan activities are supported by Christian missionaries from the USA and staff. Our director, Rev. Joyce Kitano, is an AGWM missionary and has been ministering here for 25+ years. Rev. Susan Ricketts is also an AGWM missionary. TJ and Hozue are staff members.

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The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. More potently than by any other means, change the university and you change the world.

Charles Malik, former President of the United Nations General Assembly

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