Japanese in Australia



Population

33,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

In a survey, Australia was given as the country that the Japanese most liked to live in. The Japanese first began to emigrate to Australia in the 1880s. Many of them worked at getting pearls and oysters from the sea. Others did sugar cane work.

More Japanese have arrived in Australia in the last 35 years with Australia becoming more lenient towards immigration from countries other than Europe about fifty years ago.

In World War II, the Japanese were kept under guard and then at the end of the war made to leave Australia. The number of Japanese people in Australia increased in the 1950s as a result of Japanese war brides marrying Australian volunteers in the Australian military who were in Japan when it was under occupation after the war.

With Japan then later becoming financially wealthy and becoming of economic importance to Australia, this led to stronger bonds between the two countries and more Japanese then came to live in Australia.

There are Japanese day schools in Melbourne and Sydney where many Japanese live. The Japanese in Australia speak Japanese and English.

Many Japanese in Australia work in skilled management and other professional work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The religion that is most followed is Buddhism. There are some Christians among them. More than half of them do not follow any religions. The Japanese wealth has led to most Japanese becoming materialistic and secular and this is an obstacle to the gospel message being given.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Japanese dwell on the fact that wealth is temporary but what happens after this life is forever, leading to them seeking Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Japanese Christians among them will give the other Japanese the gospel message and that it will be accepted.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese_australian


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Australia 33,000
World Population 124,713,000
Countries 40
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Japanese
People Name General Japanese
Ethnic Code MSY45a
People ID 12322

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese

For Main Lanugage: Japanese


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica Japanese Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955) Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Audio Recordings
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Japanese Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Mahayana

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
80.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.60 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
18.0 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
18.0 %
Protestant
28.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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