Japanese in Philippines

Largest Religion
Main Language
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Introduction / History

Japanese traders came to the Philippines in the eleven hundreds. The Japanese controlled the Philippines in World War II and some Japanese from those days live in the Philippines.

Many of the Japanese in the Philippines today are descendants of Japanese migrants who arrived twenty to thirty years ago. Their parents are mainly Japanese business men who married local Filipino women. Some are descended from Filipinos who went to Japan to work in the entertainment industry.

There are more Japanese in the Philippines than there are in other southeast Asian countries. There are Japanese schools.

The Japanese in the Philippines speak Japanese, Tagalog and other Philippine languages. Those who are religious follow Buddhism, Shintoism or are Catholics. Many of them live in the capital Manila or in Davao.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Filipino evangelicals will lead the Japanese to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Japanese people will want to give their lives to Jesus Christ.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Philippines 4,200
World Population 125,012,900
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Philippines
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Japanese (4,200 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese (4,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Japanese
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
69.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
3.0 %
16.0 %
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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