Japanese in Singapore



Population

37,600

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

There are many Japanese people in Singapore, mainly office workers in corporations along with their families. They speak Japanese but some can speak Mandarin and English. Many Japanese came to live in Singapore in the 1870s. In the 1930s many Japanese here were fishermen.

In World War II, Japan occupied Singapore. In 1947 all the Japanese were sent back to Japan. The only Japanese who could live in Singapore during that period were their diplomats with their families. In the late 1950s the Japanese were allowed to come into the country again. Many Japanese businesses began trading then.

The Japanese grew in numbers in Singapore during the 1970s and many Japanese manufacturing businesses came. In the middle of the 1980s most Japanese here were managers and engineers with their families. There is a social status and married and single Japanese women do not tend to mix together. The importance of wealth and materialism to the Japanese is an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them.


What are Their Lives Like?

There are many Japanese schools in Singapore. Most Japanese send their children to these schools. Those that are religious among the Japanese tend to follow Buddhism or the Tenrikyo religion which is a new Shinto type of religion. Golf is a well-liked sport among Japanese business people in Singapore and there are many Japanese golf clubs here. They also like swimming and tennis.

There are many Japanese restaurants in Singapore and many are listed on the internet too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Japanese realize that wealth and materialism should not dominate.
* This may appear more in Japan but the number of suicides among the Japanese is very high and some young people lock themselves in a room and are wasting away. Pray these people will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Christians in Singapore will give the gospel message to the Japanese leading to them coming to Salvation then.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese_expatriates_in_singapore


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-05-03
People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Singapore 38,000
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
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
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 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
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.40 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.60 %
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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