Archdiocese of Tokyo

Bishop Koda

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Auxiliary Bishop James Kazuo Koda

Archbishop's House, Sekiguchi 3-16-15, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-0014, Japan

(03)3943-2301

Fax :3944-8511

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Bishop James Kazuo Koda was born on March 11, 1955, in Setagaya, Tokyo. He was ordained a priest on March 3, 1985. Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Tokyo on Nov. 29, 2004. He was ordained bishop on Feb. 19, 2005.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Paul Kazuhiro Mori (1985-2000)
  • Auxiliary Bishop Paul Kazuhiro Mori (1984 - 2000)
  • Archbishop Peter Seiichi Cardinal Shirayanagi (1970-2000; 1994-2009 Cardinal)
  • Archbishop Peter Tatsuo Cardinal Doi (1937-1970; 1960-1970 Cardinal)
  • Archbishop Jean-Baptiste-Alexis Chambon, M.E.P. (1927-1937)
  • Archbishop Jean-Pierre Rey, M.E.P. (1912-1927)
  • Archbishop Francis Bonne, M.E.P. (1910-1912)
  • Archbishop Pierre-Xavier Mugabure, M.E.P. (1906-1910)
  • Archbishop Pierre-Marie Osouf, M.E.P. (1876-1906; 1876-1891 Vicar Apostolic, 1891-1906 Archbishop)

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