Japanese in Denmark


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

At the end of WWII, Japan lay in ruins, but they soon emerged as an economic power. Today their economy is the third largest in the world. In order to keep their many multi-national corporations running the way they want them to, some Japanese have had to move around the world to countries like Denmark.


Where Are they Located?

The vast majority of the Japanese people live in Japan, though there is also a sizeable Japanese diaspora around the world. There are few Japanese in the European nation of Denmark.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Japanese diaspora is primarily professional and business-savvy. They are often working for Japanese corporations in other parts of the world. Frequently they have little social contact with the local population, and they speak mainly Japanese among themselves. Christian women often have the opportunity to reach out to Japanese women who are stuck at home.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Shintoism is the native religion of Japan. It is rooted in animism (belief that non-living objects have spirits). Its many gods or spirits are known as kami. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the sixth century. Today, most Japanese claim to be both Shintoist and Buddhist.

Traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism have all contributed to Japanese religious principles: ancestor worship; a belief in religious continuity of the family; a close tie between the nation and religion; a free exchange of ideas among religious systems; and religious practices centered on the use of prayer meditation, amulets, and purification. Many Japanese are indifferent and skeptical of established religion.


What Are Their Needs?

On the outside, they seem to have few needs. However, many of them have become obsessed with materialistic pleasures, careers, and possessions. Their greatest need is to be introduced to the Father through His Son, Jesus.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to call laborers to go to Denmark and share Christ with the Japanese.
Pray that Christian businessmen will have open doors to share the gospel with the Japanese in Europe.
Pray that Japanese believers will have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their families and friends.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches and a disciple making movement among the Japanese in Europe.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Denmark.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/JA
https://www.internations.org/denmark-expats/japanese
http://scandiasia.dk
http://cphpost.dk/news/denmark-and-japan-celebrating-diplomatic-anniversary-in-style.html
https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/working_holiday/japan.htm
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121202/education/denmark-the-best-place-for-migration-why-you-should-choose-denmark-for-migration-22357.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 1,800
Population all Countries 120,449,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Japanese (1,800 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (1,800 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Japanese

Primary Language:  Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1837-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1879-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1883-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
72.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
20.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more