The Japanese began living in the Marshall Islands in the 1920s. After World War II, the Japanese had to leave and go back to Japan. Some mixed Japanese and Marshallese stayed and worked in business and politics. Many of them live in Jaluit and Kwajalein.
The Japanese ruled the Marshall Islands from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II. In the 1980s, the Japanese joined local companies for work, mainly in the fishing industry. Many Japanese men have married Marshallese women.
Amongst the Japanese in the Marshall Islands, Marshallese is the main language and Japanese the second main one. Buddhism and Shinto are the main religions among them but some have converted to Christianity.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Primary Language||Japanese (400 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|