Japanese in Marshall Islands

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Japanese began living in the Marshall Islands in the 1920's. After World War II, the Japanese had to leave and go back to Japan. Some mixed Japanese and Marshallese stayed and worked in business and politics. Many of them live in Jaluit and Kwajalein.

The Japanese ruled the Marshall Islands from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II. In the 1980's, the Japanese joined local companies for work, mainly in the fishing industry. Many Japanese men have married Marshallese women.

Amongst the Japanese in the Marshall Islands, Marshallese is the main language and Japanese the second main one. Buddhism and Shinto are the main religions among them but some have converted to Christianity.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Marshall Island Christians will lead the Japanese in the Marshall Islands to salvation.
* Pray that gospel materials including on the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Marshall Islands 400
World Population 124,291,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
People ID 12322

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Japanese (400 speakers)
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese (400 speakers)
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
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
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
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
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
25.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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