Japanese in Australia



Population

33,100

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 124,714,000
Countries 44
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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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

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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