Japanese in Micronesia, Federated States


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Introduction / History

The Japanese began to live in Micronesia just before the beginning of the 20th century. The Spanish ruled for a time and then Germany took control at the beginning of World War I. the Japanese took control from Germany and ruled till the end of World War II. Many Japanese arrived between the two wars. After World War II many Japanese were sent back to Japan. Most of those who were mixed Japanese and Micronesian and remained in Micronesia. The Japanese-Micronesians had the main positions at work. Micronesia and Japan began to work together in business enterprises in the 1970s. They speak Micronesian languages and Japanese. Most of them live in Pohnpei and in Chuuk in Micronesia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about the lifestyles of the Japanese in Micronesia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Japanese in Micronesia follow Buddhism and Shintoism. Some, particularly those who are mixed Japanese and Micronesian, have become Christians.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in Micronesia need a spiritual hunger that will motivate them to seek and find the only Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment. Pray that Micronesian Christian believers will lead the Japanese to salvation. Pray for a soon-coming movement to Christ among the Japanese throughout the Pacific Islands Pray that God will show the way to get the Japanese to want to seek Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Micronesia, Federated States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 120,449,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Micronesia, Federated States
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yap   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Micronesia, Federated States
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yap.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language Japanese (800 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (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 Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
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 %
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more