Japanese in France





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Japanese began coming to France later in the nineteenth century but in those days would usually return to Japan. The Japanese tended to come to France for reasons other than financial ones.

The Japanese continued coming to France in small numbers until World War Two when their immigration here came to an end during that period of time. After the war, well-educated professional workers such as journalists for example then came to live in France.

The Japanese in France speak Japanese and French. Of those who are religious, some of the Japanese are Buddhists and others belong to the Shinto religion. There are Japanese restaurants in Paris and in other places in France. The numbers of Japanese in France are small compared to the number of immigrants from Africa.

Japanese social life is linked to business. Many of the Japanese live in Paris. There is a Japanese international school in Paris. Some well-known Japanese people have lived in France.

Prayer Points

* Pray against emphasis on materialism amongst the Japanese.
* Pray that God will find some way of getting the Japanese to seek Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-04-24
People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in France 12,000
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

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 12,000
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
69.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
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
23.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
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