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.
* 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|
|Primary Language||Japanese (4,300 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|