Takazawa, Takeshi & Dorrie

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Introducing...

Takeshi & Dorrie Takazawa

Kei and Kie


Serving as Vice President
for Strategic Engagement



Bio: Takeshi & Dorrie Takazawa

 

Background

Takeshi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. He became a Christian through a children’s English class held in partnership with Asian Access and a local Japanese church. He quickly became involved in serving in the church and by the time he was in college he was involved in various leadership roles. After graduation, he joined Asian Access as Acting Business Manager for the English language schools and from there he worked with others to start the Church Planting Networks. He also began teaching and training in other Asian Countries. Currently he is also involved in various special projects in Japan and Asia, including disaster relief and leadership renewal and development.

Dorrie joined Asian Access in the summer of 1982 teaching English on the Island of Shikoku. This summer assignment has now turned into 30+ years with Asian Access! She was the TESOL director for the English language program and was involved in training hundreds of people who came to serve both long and short term in Japan. Currently, she serves as a training coordinator for our new missionaries in Japa; plus she helps Takeshi with some of his projects and tries to keep the family on track.

Kei was born and raised in Japan and attended local schools through 9th grade. He attended a US high school for three years and graduated this past June with high honors. He is attending Wheaton College now. His current interest is physics. He has been a big help in serving both with us and on his own in Japan as well as in the States in a church plant targeting 2nd generation Vietnamese.

Kie was also born and raised in Japan and attended local schools through part of 8th grade. She entered 9th grade in a US high school without ever really finishing 8th grade! After a rocky start, she is now a senior in the same high school and doing very well. She is on the varsity basketball team and also enjoys playing in the Asian Leagues. She has a heart for children and serves as one of the children’s leaders in the church plant. She loves helping Japanese youth (she was invaluable when we hosted a group of kids from Fukushima last March) and is interested in social sciences and Japanese.

 

Ministry Assignment

Takeshi is the Vice President for Strategic Engagement for Asian Access, and is also the National Director of A2/Japan. In addition, he currently serves on the Asian Access International Ministry Leadership team, as well.

Since the three-fold disaster in Japan on March 11, 2011, Takeshi has been in Japan every month to serve pastors and leaders in the disaster area. He is involved in various projects that have developed out of needs discovered on his visits and through his relationships. He is also facilitating a three year renewal process for JCGI Network (A2's work in Japan). He continues to teach and train in other parts of Asia when asked.

Dorrie and the kids continue to pitch in as needed.

 


Recent Articles from Takeshi & Dorrie

 

Asian Access has been training pastors in Japan for over 40 years, largely through gatherings of cohorts who come together as a learning community, grounded in deep relationships. The current pandemic, which requires social distancing and a period of shutdown, has challenged this model. In the process, it has accelerated our development of online learning platforms and opened the door to new opportunities and even greater reach. As Japan was dealing with the outbreak in April, churches across the nation were increasingly limited in how they could meet. Much like the persecution of the early church, which resulted in the gospel spreading around the world, our A2 Japan National Director, Rev. Joshua Hari, saw this “shut down” experience as...

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Takeshi Takazawa 2016 headshotEvery crisis is a time of dangers and opportunities

Takeshi Takazawa is VP for Strategic Engagement for Asian Access. He is a gifted leader who has served our movement since 1988. Among his many strengths, he sees things well before others see them and he helps us understand deep things. The A2 Community all across Asia dearly loves Takeshi. In this clip, Takeshi shares about the two Chinese characters for "crisis" which are made up of "danger" and "opportunity". This topic has been referenced quite a bit recently because of COVID-19. "You've probably heard this," Takazawa starts out...

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takazawa takeshi headshot 2016 300pxTakeshi Takazawa's follow-up interview: July 19, 2018

Takeshi Takazawa of Asian Access shares the latest updates about Japan’s flooding crisis with MNN’s Ruth Kramer. Here how we should be praying...

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Takeshi Takazawa video screengrabTakeshi wants "Eastern Voices" to introduce Asian leaders to the West and to promote dialogue

On May 1st, Asian Access released a brand new series called, Eastern Voices: Insight, Perspective, and Vision from Kingdom Leaders in Asia In Their Own Words.

Takeshi Takazawa expands on how the reader can best engage "Eastern Voices"—getting to know the writers as people, hearing their stories, and thinking of questions that could be asked of their brothers and sisters in Asia that would help to build and deepen the conversation... 

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Important Dates
Takeshispacer-transp Jun 3
Dorriespacer-transp Jun 2
Keispacer-transp Aug 30
Kiespacer-transp Aug 16
Anniversaryspacer-transp 12/18/91

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