Diocese of Kyoto

Bishop Otsuka

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Bishop Paul Yoshinao Otsuka

Bishop's Residence, Kawaramachidori-sanjoagaru, Nakagyo-ku, KYOTO, 604-8006, Japan

+81-75 211-6766

Fax :+81-75 211-3041

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Bishop Paul Yoshinao Otsuka was born on Oct. 7, 1954, in Kyoto. He was ordained a priest on March 20, 1984, and was appointed Bishop of Kyoto on March 3, 1997. His episcopal ordination was on June 15, 1997.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Raymond Ken'ichi Tanaka (1976-1997)
  • Bishop Raymond Ken'ichi Tanaka (1976-1997)
  • Bishop Paul Yoshiyuki Furuya (1940-1976)
  • Msgr. Patrick Byrne, M.M. (1937-1940, Prefect Apostolic)

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