Japanese in Malaysia



Population

14,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Before World War Two there were not many Japanese in Malaysia. When Japan invaded Malaysia in 1941, the Japanese military and workers from Japanese companies came to Malaysia. After the war most of the Japanese returned to Japan.

Earlier this century Japanese people who retired came to live in Malaysia. Low costs in certain things encouraged them to come.

Early in the last century the Japanese worked on rubber plantations in Malaysia until the decline in the industry there. From about 1980, the Japanese in Malaysia have worked in manufacturing such as the electronics industry. Most company managers tend to be Japanese expatriates rather than local Malaysians. Japanese staff like to keep to themselves rather than mix with the Malaysians. It has been suggested that differing religions and cultures may play a part here.

Japanese day schools are in several cities including Kuala Lumpur the capital. The Japanese like to live in high rise flats near Japanese schools or schools that are international.

The Japanese in Malaysia speak Japanese, Malay and English. Most live in Kuala Lumpur and in Selangor.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Japanese in Malaysia realize they need more than materialism and come to Jesus Christ.
* In Brazil and Bolivia for example there are several evangelical Christians among the Japanese. Pray that they may find ways of giving the gospel message to the Japanese in Japan and in other countries.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese migration to malaysia


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Malaysia 14,000
World Population 124,714,000
Countries 44
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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
Country Malaysia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 40  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 14,000
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 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
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 EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
29.0 %
Protestant
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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