Japanese in China, Hong Kong



Population

12,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Most Japanese in Hong Kong are those in business along with their families.

In 1880 there were less than a hundred Japanese in Hong Kong. In World War II, the Japanese invaded and ruled Hong Kong. Not many Japanese made Hong Kong their home except for a few officials.

After the war, the Japanese economy was poor but as it got better Japan invested abroad and more Japanese came to live in Hong Kong. There is a Japanese school and also a weekly newspaper called the Hong Kong Post.

In the last two decades of the last century there was a big increase in the number of Japanese coming to live in Hong Kong. Many more Japanese companies came to Hong Kong then also. The Eastern District has the largest number of Japanese.

Most Japanese in Hong Kong have been businessmen but in the last decade of the twentieth century unmarried Japanese women came as their career opportunities were better than in Japan. Japanese companies were more inclined to give single women work due to lower employment costs. The Japanese women found that when they spoke English they were better off than the locals.

In addition to speaking both Japanese and English, some Japanese in Hong Kong speak Mandarin and Cantonese too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that as with the Japanese in general they realize materialism does not have all the answers and that they turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Hong Kong Christians will lead the Japanese in their country to Jesus Christ.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_people_in_Hong_Kong


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in China, Hong Kong 12,000
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 (12,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 12,000
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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
94.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
52.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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