Acknowledging Former Director Rev. Ueda’s Recent Passing

Bishop Rev. Jintaro Ueda, who served as ARI’s director from 1994 to 2000 and board member from 1994 to 2008, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2024. He was 83 years old.

Current director Tomoko Arakawa reflects on her memories of Rev. Ueda:

“He was my first director when I joined ARI as a staff member. He had a great deal of international experience, spoke fluent English, and was very knowledgeable about the church situation in Asia and Africa.

He also loved music and played the piano very well. He often took it upon himself to accompany the hymns at the Morning Gathering. I was surprised at how quickly he could play even difficult pieces.

He also loved to drive, and sometimes drove alone in his car to Narita Airport to pick up participants.

He was a small man, but he had dignity and his speech was easy to understand, always clear and unclouded. As a director, I feel as if Ueda Sensei taught me the importance of speaking clearly and plainly to everyone.”

We pray for Jintaro Ueda’s eternal rest in heaven and for the Lord’s comfort for his bereaved family.

The following is from the Tokyo Diocese of the Anglican Church of Japan:


Announcement of the Kinren Service for the Passed Away Bishop Rev. Jintaro Peter Ueda

Bishop of the Diocese of Tokyo, Anglican Church of Japan

Bishop Francis Xavier Hiroyuki Takahashi

The Diocese of Tokyo of the Anglican Church of Japan is pleased to offer a memorial service for the passing away of Bishop Jintaro Peter Ueda, former Bishop of the Diocese of Tokyo of the Anglican Church of Japan, who passed away on April 8 (Mon.), 2024, to express our gratitude for his dedication as Bishop of the Diocese, his many works in various institutions and organizations, and his guidance and support.

– Memorial Service Information –

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

Place: St. Andrew’s Cathedral (3-6-18 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

We would like to invite you to attend the service and offer your prayers.

Please note that the bereaved family has requested that we decline the donation of flowers. Thank you in advance for your kind attention.