Japanese in Micronesia, Federated States





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Japanese began to live in Micronesia just before the beginning of the last century. The Spanish ruled for a time and then Germany took control and at the beginning of World War I. the Japanese took control from Germany and ruled till the end of World War II. Many Japanese arrived between the two wars.

After World War II many Japanese were sent back to Japan. Most of those who were mixed Japanese and Micronesian and remained in Micronesia. The Japanese-Micronesians had the main positions at work. Micronesia and Japan began to work together in business and culture in the 1970's.

Some of the Japanese in Micronesia follow Buddhism and Shintoism. Some, particularly those who are mixed Japanese and Micronesian, have become Christians. They speak Micronesian languages and Japanese. Most of them live in Pohnpei and in Chuuk in Micronesia.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Micronesian Christians will lead the Japanese to salvation.
* Pray that God will show the way to get the Japanese to want to seek Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Micronesia, Federated States 900
World Population 124,291,000
Countries 44
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Japanese
People Name General Japanese
Ethnic Code MSY45a
People ID 12322
Country Micronesia, Federated States
Region South Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yap.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.

Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 900
For Primary Language: 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

Major Religion Percent
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
3.0 %
16.0 %
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
Photo Source: EnricX   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.