Japanese in Indonesia


Population
14,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_migration_to_Indonesia


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Indonesia 14,000
World Population 124,775,200
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Indonesia
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 46  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Japanese (14,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Japanese
Primary Language Japanese (14,000 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   (1883-1987)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Bible Visuals
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
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
60.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.30 %
Ethnic Religions
37.70 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
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Profile Source Anonymous  
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