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Churches in Japan "are true witnesses of Jesus Christ through their words and deeds", says WCC General Secretary Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.
The WCC has expressed grave concern at the Japanese government’s initiative to reinterpret or change Article 9 of the constitution, outlawing war.
A Japanese theologian whose grandfather survived Hiroshima says that nuclear disasters should remind people of responsibilities to future generations.
The Japanese environmentalist who said a biblical psalm inspired his campaign linking forest and ocean has received a top UN award.
A Japanese pastor has sued the country's largest Protestant denomination over his dismissal for giving communion to congregants who were not baptised.
Japanese Catholic bishops have released an anti-nuclear message delayed for six months, following pressure from business people.
A Japanese interfaith symposium has explored the attitudes of religious communities to suicide, including the meaning of the term "voluntary death".
Shigeaki Hinohara, a Japanese Christian doctor who has carved out a reputation as an expert on healthy aging, marked his 100th birthday on 4 October 2011 by contemplating the potential for celebrating his 110th.
People of faith in Japan have marked the six-month anniversary of the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami with prayer services across the country.
A new interfaith group in Japan has joined local opposition to the United States' military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.