1989-1991 Breksa Choro, Breksa Shimai's father, served a mission in the Sendai Japan Mission
2002 Breksa Shimai and her family stayed in Okitsu for three months. She attended elementary school, toured the local area, ate native foods, and traveled by foot and train to get to church each Sunday - about an hours travel each way. She rode the bullet train. With her family she met both of her father's mission presidents.
Beginning about 2006 Breksa' Shimai's father has visited Japan many many times on Navy assignments.
2009 Breksa Shimai visited Yokosuka for about a month. While there, among other things, she traveled the subway system, went to a cultural parade in Yokohama, and enjoyed Tokyo Disneyland. She again got to visit with one of her father's mission presidents.
2010 Breksa Shimai volunteered with her mother for a Boy Scout leadership program called Wood Badge in the Far East Council. After the course completed she was able to visit Tokyo and go to the top of the Tokyo tower as well as see the HUGE Buddha in Kamakura.
2011 Breksa Shimai's sister raised about $1,700 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Fund for the victims of the tsunami.