"Don't Give Up"


Our aim is to be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for the homeless, hungry, and poor in Tokyo. 


In August of 2020 the 'Akiramenai House' shelter apartment for recovered homeless was opened!

Total of 3 rooms!


Take a tour inside!

This man has lived homeless for over 10 years and now has been fully rehabilitated!

This gentleman has been homeless for 21 years.  This was the day he moved into the Akiramenai House!

homelessness in tokyo

• Loss of Job (age limit, economic)

• Poor Choices

• Debt

• Family & Relational Issues


real story

* Permission granted to shoot this video.



• Fairly Friendly (once you gain their trust)

• Professionals

- Carpentry 

- Farming

- Landscaping

- Musicians 


• Depression

• Hopelessness

• Alcohol Addiction


our heart


In 2010, Japan Kingdom Builders, Inc CEO, Marcel Jonte, had a Homeless friend named Mr. Nishikawa who died while sleeping at Shinjuku Central Park due to alcohol abuse.  Nishikawa was the leader of the homeless community. Marcel would go visit him every week after work to give him food and keep him company. When Marcel learned of Mr. Nishikawa's death he was greatly saddened and decided that he must do all he can do to help the homeless and socially disadvantaged in Tokyo. Then, Akiramenai was born.

What we do?

• Provide permanent shelter apartment

• Monthly Outreaches

• Respond to Disasters

• Teach Life Skills

• Give Jobs

• Provide Temporary Shelter In Crisis

• Provide Haircuts

• Provide Showers & Clean Clothes

• Laundry Service


the care center

The Akiramenai Care Center is located in our Kingdom Garden Community Center building in Akishima, Tokyo.
Each week the homeless come in for showers, food, coffee, relaxation, life lessons.


Care Center Hours of Operation

Tuesdays / 10:00 –13:00

Sundays / 9:30–12:00

volunteer outreach

You along with your family and friends can volunteer on outreach days
to make and hand out care packages! Volunteer today!

Outreach Schedule

3rd Saturday's / 13:30 –15:45

media coverage

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Kingdom Garden Community Center

5 Chome-23 Matsubarachō Akishima-shi, Tōkyō-to 196-0003