Japanese in New Zealand



Population

13,800

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The first Japanese that came to New Zealand were circus entertainers in 1874. Before World War II there were only a few Japanese in New Zealand who were mainly wool traders. In the war many Japanese were imprisoned in New Zealand. When the war ended relations between Japan and New Zealand were restored. Some New Zealand soldiers married Japanese women who found life difficult at one time to adjust to in New Zealand due to differing cultures.

In the 1960s New Zealand people began liking things of Japan like pottery. In the late 1980s many more Japanese came to live in New Zealand as there were changes in immigration laws. Many of them live in Auckland which has the largest number of them and some Japanese live in other New Zealand cities such as Wellington. There are Japanese markets in these cities. The Japanese are involved in finance in New Zealand among other things. Some of the women are au pairs. There are Japanese restaurants.

In the 1990s, Japanese students came to New Zealand. The Japanese like New Zealand as it is less crowded than the big Japanese cities. Japanese Karaoke and garden design are well liked in New Zealand too.


Prayer Points

* As with the Japanese in general pray that the Japanese in New Zealand will not place so much emphasis on materialism.
* Pray that they will search for spiritual things and give their lives to Jesus Christ.

References

www.teara.govt.nz/en/japanese


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in New Zealand 14,000
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 (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
3.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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