From Richard & Keri Nakamura’s Bio at Send International.

Richard grew up in a Buddhist home in Seattle before receiving Christ at age 19. He began his SEND missionary career single in 1989. Keri gave her life to the Lord at a young age and prayed to go into missions. God answered her prayers, and she joined him in 1992.

 “The Japanese population is dropping, suicide is rising, families are in crisis and their only hope is in Christ. How are we going to reach the masses? We are currently developing a Japanese Diaspora Ministry in the Pacific Northwest, which focuses on discipling Japanese currently in the States.  The goal is to train up mature disciples who will return to Japan as missionaries to their own people.  Our prayer is to empower disciples who will impact their own families, friends, and neighbors.”