There are many Japanese people in Singapore, mainly office workers in corporations along with their families. They speak Japanese but some can speak Mandarin and English. Many Japanese came to live in Singapore in the 1870s. In the 1930s many Japanese here were fishermen.
In World War II, Japan occupied Singapore. In 1947 all the Japanese were sent back to Japan. The only Japanese who could live in Singapore during that period were their diplomats with their families. In the late 1950s the Japanese were allowed to come into the country again. Many Japanese businesses began trading then.
The Japanese grew in numbers in Singapore during the 1970s and many Japanese manufacturing businesses came. In the middle of the 1980s most Japanese here were managers and engineers with their families. There is a social status and married and single Japanese women do not tend to mix together. The importance of wealth and materialism to the Japanese is an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them.
There are many Japanese schools in Singapore. Most Japanese send their children to these schools. Those that are religious among the Japanese tend to follow Buddhism or the Tenrikyo religion which is a new Shinto type of religion. Golf is a well-liked sport among Japanese business people in Singapore and there are many Japanese golf clubs here. They also like swimming and tennis.
There are many Japanese restaurants in Singapore and many are listed on the internet too.
* Pray that the Japanese realize that wealth and materialism should not dominate.
* This may appear more in Japan but the number of suicides among the Japanese is very high and some young people lock themselves in a room and are wasting away. Pray these people will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Christians in Singapore will give the gospel message to the Japanese leading to them coming to Salvation then.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2013-05-03|
|People Name General||Japanese|
|People Name in Country||Japanese|
|Population in Singapore||42,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस|
Primary Language: Japanese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1879-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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-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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|