Don Wright, RJC Academy Director
Naoko Brown, RJC Academy Assistant-Director

Naoko Brown’s Introduction


  • • Hi, I am Naoko. I was born and raised in Shizuoka City in Japan and have been living in the US for over 20 years.
  • In 1997, an American woman, who was on staff with ISI (International Students Incorporated), led me to Christ and discipled me.
  • I live in Nashville TN with my son Jeremy and work full-time in a research lab at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
  • • I have worked as a facebook manager for The Pocket Testament League – Japan. In the past, I served as a BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) leader here in Nashville.
  • • I was honored to be one of the speakers of 2011 RJC International Conference in Seattle and presented a seminar called “Cultural Barriers to the Gospel in Japan”.
  • In October 2009, I was honored to present a seminar called “Japan 101” at the RJC Chicago conference.
  • Back in Japan, none of my Japanese family members or close friends are Christians. In February 2010, my father passed away before I shared Christ with him. Through the brokenness and deep regret from the loss, my commitment to Japanese has become even stronger than before.