Since 1948 in the Diocese of Sendai (Iwate District)

After the last missionaries left China, a group of them took up missionary work in the north of Japan in 1948. Since then over 30 SMB members have work done pastoral work as well as conducting research and lecturing at universities.

Today only Anton Züger lives in an advanced age in the city of Morioka where he still gives lectures and holds bible groups.