Japanese in Russia


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

A stranded Japanese fisherman called Dembei stayed in a part of Russia at the beginning of the eighteenth century and was told by Peter the Great, the Russian Tsar, to remain and teach people the Japanese language. In the nineteenth century, the Japanese began to emigrate to the Russian city of Vladivostok.
A number of Japanese came to live in south Sakhalin which became Japanese after the Russian and Japanese War in the early twentieth century. After World War II, many Japanese returned to Japan from Sakhalin as it then all became part of Russia again. Russia sent captured Japanese prisoners of war to camps in Siberia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

After relations resumed between the two countries, Japanese people went to Russia for political, business and education reasons. They established a Japanese school in Moscow which is an international school. They also started a part-time Japanese school in the city of Saint Petersburg. They speak Japanese and Russian.
The Japanese in Russia live mainly in Moscow and Vladivostok.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Japanese in Russia practice Buddhism and Shintoism though many secular Japanese do not practice a religion. Only a small number practice Christianity.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in Russia need anointed workers to share the gospel in the Japanese language and within the Japanese culture.


Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to take Christ to the Japanese in Russia.
Pray for open hearts among the Japanese.
Pray for the distribution of the available Japanese Bible and other resources.
Pray for the establishment of a viable, indigenous and reproducing Japanese church in both Russia and Japan.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Russia.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_people_in_Russia
Joshua Project-Japanese People


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-03-06
People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 900
Population all Countries 120,449,000
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
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Russia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Japanese (900 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (900 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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
23.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more