Japanese Assistant Teacher Market controlled by Mormon LDS Church. Millions of $ for missionary activities made on the back of Japanese tax payers

Interac and the LDS church

Interac is the biggest provider of assistant language teachers for government schools in Japan. They earn 500,000 Yen (5,000USD) per teacher per month and pay him 250,000 salary. Where does the rest of the money go? You'd never guess...

Started as an undercover mormon mission by two mormon missionaries
Interac started as an undercover mormon mission in the early Seventies. As it is illegal to recruit members for religious groups they came up with a special trick. Teaching English to Japanese for free. Take a guess what kind of vocabulary was tought...

Started by two mormon missionaries has developed into a fantastic money machine for the LDS Church. Most employees ignore that they are working in tothe pocket of a religious group. And Japanese taxpayers definitely don't agree with that practice.

Why is it a secret?
Interac/Selnate avoids to state the obvious connection between Interac and the Mormon Church (LDS), because it would obviously be bad PR for them. It might even get them in trouble with their main client. The Japanese government. A religious group not only feeding but almost controling the stream of English teachers for Japanese Schools? How about Japanese tax payers that waste millions, investing into the mormon church and its aggresive missionary practices? Who wants to work for the mormons without knowing?

It is proven that Interac is owned by Selnate who runs Maxceed and Selti. Selnate.co.jp clearly states it. And it is obvious that American Selnate with its headquarters in Mormon capital Provo Utah - incident? No Selnate's offices are 2 blocks from the BYU University - Selnate and the mormon University BYU work together.

It is a proven fact that the mormon church engages in the very same business in China. The LDS community itself says:

Interac is "owned, operated and controlled by a prominent LDS family in Japan".

Interac's Cofounder: A Mormon Missionary

Roice Krueger is co-founding manager of Interac-Japan, one of the largest training organizations in Japan. Roice Krueger is an Elder of the Mormon Church, which means he is an official missionary.

Mormonism is not just some private religious belief. It's a lifestyle. If you've ever been to Utah you know what I mean. Keep in mind that 10 percent of every obedient Mormon's income is given to his church unhesitatingly, because he is confident that he is giving to God. And Roice is not just some member, according to his profile Roice is an "Elder" which is not just an older member or something. Elder is a Mormon euphemism that actually means missionary:
Elder. Definition: The proper title given to holders of the Melchizedek Priesthood. The title is used for members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the First Quorum of the Seventy and for full time missionaries. Also Known As: Missionary. Examples: To serve a mission, a man must become an Elder and receive the Melchizedek Priesthood.

Interac was founded by two Elders (=Mormon missionaries) as an covered mission of the LDS church. As it is forbidden to actively recruit church members, Interac started as a phony English for free institution teaching LDS vocabulary as regular English. All sponsored by the LDS church. In the mean time Interac is a mainly a money maker for LDS Japan. However, a great number of LDS teachers come from BYU, which, as you know are 95% mormons.

Interac's President: Another Missionary

I've got more for you. Once you start reading the Japanese stuff it gets really good. The current President and other co-founder of Interac is called Yasuo Niiyama. He is a missionary just as Roice.

It's surprising how hard it can be to get something black on white that is so obvious if you have a little insider knowledge. Now, how would you prove once and for all that Selnate/Interac is owned by the LDS? You need their business registry documents. Yet the business registry documents will not name LDS, they will name Niiyama and Roice (two mormon missionaries).

Financial Proof?
What else do you need? Financial proof. To prove that money goes from Interac to LDS you need to have access to their books or tax declarations. Well, noone can deliver that evidence unless he has access to the accounting. And even then. They will definitely declare their contribution to LDS as a "donation to a religious institution". Which for tax matters is much smarter than just transfering money through ownership. Or how do you think sects and religious groups finance themselves?

Maybe I should write that book... Or maybe not. Maybe I should just write a letter to the tax office and the BOE. Or get a journalist on the story. Looking for evidence for the evident I discovered more than I expected...

If you have more insider info, please post it in the comments.

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Brucman さんのコメント...
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David さんのコメント...

There is a web forum for ex-Mormons at...

Sometimes there are some good stats on there, but since it receives so many messages, posts only stay up for 2 weeks or so. Then they are all automatically deleted.

David さんのコメント...

For example...

Subject: Re: Horrific Mission
Date: Apr 21 09:08
Author: Hellmut


Sorry to hear about your experience. Missions are often abusive experiences. Unfortunately, one is not allowed to talk about it. There is a Mormon Omerta. RMs [returned missionaries] sharing the truth would be ostracized.

The Mormon Alliance mormonalliance.org collects reports about ecclesiastical abuse. I think your experience would be very instructive to a lot of people.

Cheers, Hellmut


“Free Agency” to get yourself off the mailing list!

David さんのコメント...

Another message from Mormon Forum...

One of these missionaries, Elder Derricott, was very frustrated with his success rate in Japan. He had no converts and he came from a very prominent Mormon family. One of his cousins, Kent Derricott, whom I met on a few occasions, is a famous American television celebrity in Japan and well known to be Mormon.


David さんのコメント...

Bob McCue in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is one of the more outspoken ex-Mormons. He was a former bishop and he is also an accountant, so he ususally has some good financial info.

Here is an example...

How Solid Are Mormon Financial Foundations?; And How Much Does the Defection, Resignation or Quiet Withdrawal of One Tithepaying Member Matter?
bob mccue

This is part of another, much longer, post I made earlier to day that may be of broad interest. So I am carving it out and starting a new thread.



I think many people underestimate the impact of each Mormon resignations, declaration of inactivity or quiet withdrawal of financial and other dediction. I have done this analysis before but can’t find it so I will redo for your benefit and then post it to the bulletin board at the beginning of a new thread. This kind of analysis is particularly important when you think about the way in which “tipping points” work, as described by Malcolm Gladwell describes in his book by that title.

Mormonism depends on a far smaller financial base than is typically assumed. There are likely less than 120,000 adults on whom Mormon finances rely in the long term. I get to this number as follows:

• Start with the official membership of 12mm, though it is suspect.

• Less than half are active. Let’s say 5mm, as defined by attendance at more than one meeting per month (the “active member” definition when I was involved in LDS leadership).

• About half of those are adult. Let’s say 2.5mm.

• About half of those are in North America. Let’s say 1.25mm.

• About half of those are male - 600,000.

David さんのコメント...

• Not all adults will be full time wage earners, and not all of them will be full tithe payers. If I had to guess, I would say that on average 75% of adult ward members who attended regularly and are significant wage earners were also full tithe payers. But many of those who are not full tithe payers pay some tithing, and so to err on the high side I will assume that all “active” adults who earn substantial wages pay a substantial amount of tithing.

• Most of the reasonable money makers, and hence tithing payers, are male. I would say that there are no more than 600,000 people who pay close to 10% of their income (calculated in any way you wish to rationalize it) to LDS Inc.. These would be about 400,000 males and 200,000 females.

• Something close to the Pareto principle (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principle) likely applies here. This principle is based on the observation that in many populations things like income and wealth are distributed so that roughly 20% of the population has 80% of whatever you are looking at. This would suggest that in the Mormon population of its most important tithe payers – adult wage earners in North America – that 20% carry 80% of the load.

• Hence, there are likely no more than 120,000 North Americans who play a very important part in the Mormon financial system. I will refer to these folks as Mormonism’s “Golden Geese”.

The reasonableness of this analysis is supported by the following calculation: LDS Inc.’s revenues were estimated at $6B per year (see http://www.mrm.org/multimedia/text/mormon-america.html). Some of this would come from its business investments, but even allowing nothing for that, all it would take is $10,000 per person per year from 600,000 people to produce $6B in revenues per year. This shows that we are in the ballpark given the business revenues that are likely to be involved. Hence, I don’t think that I am underestimating the number of “serious” tithe payers within Mormondom.

It is my view that the sole meaningful source of new Golden Geese is the maturation of well-educated, North American Mormons. I don’t have the time to work that out properly, but it could be done based on the population numbers described above coupled with demographic data related to how large Mormon age cohorts are, and many Mormons are college educated. In the roughest of terms, if there are 1.25mm active Mormon North American young people, and they are evenly divided into 24 groups (one for each year from one to 24 when we will assume some Mormons start earning a reasonable college grad wage), this would mean that each year there are 52,000 potential new wage earners each year. No more than half will be college grads – 26,000. Many of those will be female and less likely to become Golden Geese. We will assume that 20,000 new tithe payers will appear each year. 20% of them will eventually become Golden Geese – 4,000.

So in that context, what are the effect of resignations? Someone worked out last year (as I recall) that there must have been in the neighbourhood of 70,000 resignations if the LDS Church’s published numbers related to membership increases, baptisms, deaths, etc. were accurate. That number does not surprise me. And, for every member that resigns many others simply quit attending and/or reduce their commitment level so as to reduce both time and money donated.

The critical issue is how many of those who resign or otherwise fade away were Golden Geese. I am not aware of anything other than anecdotal information to help us here. However, I run into and hear about a lot of people who are senior former Golden Geese and who have recently stopped laying. My guess is that LDS Inc. has been seeing for the past several years at least year over year decreases in its Golden Geese. The enormous increases in the size of the North American economy and the amounts of money Americans in particular have earned during the past few years have perhaps disguised this. But I recall hearing regular pleas from visiting GAs to the effect that even this relatively wealthy part of the Mormon world was barely carrying its weight.

I would love to hear from anyone who has access to the data needed to estimate how many Golden Geese fly the coop each year.

LDS Inc. has a huge asset base and that will allow it to weather all kinds of financial storms as it reinvents itself. However, the realization that cash flow from members is drying up will be a big part of what motivates charge. This will put writing on the wall that the leaders won’t miss. It will be interpreted as a lack of faith; a sign of the evil times; an indication that the end of days is near; and at the same time it will move Mormon leaders to change their tune just as did the US federal governments forcing polygamy off the table and the pressure of civil rights groups in the 1960s and 70s.

Finally, think about the behaviour of people and organizations who depend upon the perception of stability and success to generate future success. Stock promoters are famous for having lavish offices at times when they are not paying their rent and the banks are calling for their scalps, for example. Banks must maintain the appearance of stability in order to stay in business. This dictates the kind of offices they maintain and a variety of other things. This rule applies to many other similar enterprises, and religions like Mormonism fall into this category.

So, count on Mormonism to present itself as the most rock solid institution in the world, and even if it becomes cash strapped. It can’t afford to admit that, and I would not put it by Mormonism’s leaders to continue to build monuments to themselves as revenues dry up on a “build it and they will come theory”. After all, the largest statues on Easter Island were carved long after all of the trees had been cut down making it impossible to move the statues from the quarry. The people there appear to have been persuaded by their religious leaders that if they had the faith to carve, god would provide the means of locomotion as well as restoring their economic fortunes. Not long after this, civil war broke out as the perfidy and/or blindness of the leaders became apparent. This pattern has been repeated in many cultures where religious faith dominated reason. Time will tell how far down this path Mormonism will do.



David さんのコメント...

There is information out there from the Church on the number of Mormon's in Japan and how their regional stake offices are doing.

I saw some info posted not so long ago on the ex-Mormon discussion board about this, but it has been automatically deleted now. However, it did say that the number of Mormon members were dropping.

David さんのコメント...

The Salt Lake Tribune is also a good resource. They publish out of Salt Lake City, Utah but they are not a Mormon owned newspaper. In fact, they are very critical of the Mormon Church and its companies.

Reporter Shinika Sykes covers education issues.

Mariko さんのコメント...

Very interesting resources. Thank you. Mariko

Vendo Thefastlane さんのコメント...

Interac came to my city this year, and all of a sudden, Mormon missionaries are in front of the station recruiting for free English lessons and they can often be seen riding around the city on bicycles.

I was just confronted for about 10 minutes on my way to my car as two tried to convince me to go to their church.

Do you know if there is any relationship between the placement of Interac offices and the placement of LDS churches? Do the branch offices tend to be in the same areas?

Gregory Ross さんのコメント...

This is not a shock, because I always knew that Interac was a Mormon company. But, what you have done on your site is truly fantastic! I am writing my blog on my experience working for Interac, in 2008, and would love to have you on my blog, and vise versa, if you think that's okay? My blog, called Visions of Escaping Japan, is at http://escapingjapan.blogspot.com

I think that anyone who enjoys this good blog, will enjoy my blog? Thanks for writing this. Peace.

Jake H さんのコメント...

This is the most ridiculous piece of trash I have read. What an incredibly ill-educated author. Your blog is not only inaccurate, it has no depth.