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 124,713,000
Countries 40
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 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
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter 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 EasyBibles
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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