The Japanese began coming to Indonesia in large numbers more than a hundred years ago. After the Japanese occupation of Indonesia in World War II, some Japanese soldiers remained to help the Indonesians fight against the Dutch who ruled Indonesia.
About forty years ago, Japanese manufacturers began coming to Indonesia to build factories for electronic items and managers and staff came from Japan to work here.
Many Japanese women came to Indonesia and married Indonesian men. Some met their husbands when studying and some when coming to Bali as tourists. There are a few divorces each year.
There is one newspaper in Japanese in Indonesia and it is called the Daily Jakarta Shimbun. One of the wives of the first president of Indonesia is Japanese.
A lot of the Japanese in Indonesia live in the capital Jakarta and in Bali. They speak Japanese and Indonesian. The Japanese tend to be followers of Buddhism and Shintoism and many are secular.
* Pray that missions find ways to get the Japanese to want to know about Christianity and to come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray against the Japanese love of materialism.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||46 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Japanese (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||jpn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Japanese|
Primary Language: Japanese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1879-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||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: View in Japanese|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Biblica Japanese|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Cartoon Gospel tract|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|