Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Japan

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

Regarding Funai:
1514
Funchal (established by the Portuguese, see footnote) - Portugal
1533
Goa (D, established from Funchal) - India
1558
Malacca (D, detached from Goa) - Malaysia
1576
Macau (D, detached from Malacca) - Macau (China)

1588
Funai (established from Macau) - Japan
1625
Funai (vacant) - Japan
1866
Japan (AV, reviving mission of the long defunct diocese of Funai) - Japan
1876
Southern Japan (AV, new name after division of Japan AV) - Japan
1876
Northern Japan (AV, detached by division of Japan AV) - Japan
1888
Central Japan (AV, detached from Southern Japan AV) - Japan
1891
Tokyo (Metr., and new name, previously Northern Japan AV) - Japan
1891
Hakodate (AV 4/4, detached from Northern Japan) - Japan
1891
Hakodate (D 15/6, erected as AV earlier same year) - Japan
1891
Nagasaki (D, and new name, previously Southern Japan, AV) - Japan
1891
Osaka (D, and new name, previously Central Japan AV) - Japan
1903
Shikoku (AP, detached from Osaka) - Japan
1912
Niigata (AP, detached from Hakodate) - Japan
1915
Sapporo (AP, detached from Hakodate) - Japan
1922
Nagoya (AP, detached from Tokyo Metr., and from Niigata AP) - Japan
1923
Hiroshima (AV, detached from Osaka) - Japan
1927
Fukuoka (detached from Nagasaki) - Japan
1927
Kagoshima (AP, detached from Nagasaki) - Japan
1928
Miyazaki (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Fukuoka, and from Kagoshima) - Japan
1929
Sapporo (AV) - Japan
1932
Karafuto (Mission "sui iuris", detached from Sapporo) - (Japan) Russia
1935
Miyazaki (AP) - Japan
1936
Sendai (new name, previously Hakodate) - Japan
1937
Kyoto (AP, detached from Osaka) - Japan
1937
Yokohama (detached from Tokyo) - Japan
1938
Karafuto (AP) - (Japan) Russia
1939
Urawa (AP, detached from Yokohama) - Japan
1947
Okinawa and the Southern Islands / Ryukyus (AA, detached from Kagoshima AP) - Japan
1951
Kyoto - Japan
1952
Sapporo - Japan
1955
Kagoshima - Japan
1957
Urawa - Japan
1959
Hiroshima - Japan
1959
Nagasaki (Metr.) - Japan
1961
Oita (D, and new name, previously Miyazaki AP) - Japan
1962
Nagoya - Japan
1962
Niigata - Japan
1963
Takamatsu (D, new name, previously Shikoku AP) - Japan
1969
Osaka (Metr.) - Japan
1972
Naha (D, and new name, previously AA of Okinawa and the Southern Islands / Ryukyus) - Japan
2002
Southern Sakhalin (AP, new name, previously Karafuto) - Russia
2003
Saitama (new name, previously Urawa D) - Japan
av Webmaster publisert 19.03.2007, sist endret 19.03.2007 - 14:04