Roman Catholic Diocese of Niigata
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Niigata located in the city of Niigata in the Ecclesiastical province of Tokyo in Japan.
Pope Pius X founded the Apostolic Niigata Prefecture on August 13, 1912 cessions of territory of the diocese of Hakodate. Later on April 16, 1962 with the Apostolic Constitution Sicut provido it was raised as Diocese of Niigata.
Ordinaries of Niigata
Bishop Anton Ceska (1926-06-28 — 1941)
Bishop Peter Magoshiro Matsuoka (1941 — 1953)
Bishop John Baptist Tokisuke Noda (1953-03-13 — 1961-10-11)
Bishop Francis Keiichi Sato (1985-03-09 — 2004-05-14)
Bishop Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi (2004-04-29 — )