Japanese in Marshall Islands


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Japanese ruled the Marshall Islands from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II. After World War II, the Japanese had to return to Japan. Some mixed Japanese and Marshallese stayed and worked in business and politics. In the 1980s, the Japanese joined local companies for work, mainly in the fishing industry. Many Japanese men have married Marshallese women. You can find Japanese people in Jaluit and Kwajalein.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Amongst the Japanese in the Marshall Islands, Marshallese is the main language and Japanese is the second main one.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Buddhism and Shintoism are the main religions among them, but some are Christians.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in the Marshall Islands 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 Marshall Island Christians will lead the Japanese in the Marshall Islands to salvation. Pray that gospel materials including on the internet will lead them to Jesus Christ. Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Japanese elders, leading to openness to the gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Marshall Islands.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 300
Population all Countries 120,442,000
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

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Japanese (300 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (300 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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations General / Other
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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