The call to Asia came after World War II in 1947, when a missionary from Belgium described the needs of the people to the sisters in St. Louis, Mo. In 1948, the first School Sisters of Notre Dame accepted the invitation to go to Kyoto, Japan.
In April 1970, Japan obtained the status of region, forming an independent unit. Today the Region of Japan has its own governance and elected leadership with a close relationship to the Central Pacific Province.
Visit the Region of Japan website to learn more about the sisters and their work in that country.