Japanese in Taiwan


Population
12,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Racially, culturally, and ethnically, the Japanese are one of the most homogenous people groups in the world. They identify themselves in terms of biological heritage, birth in Japan, a shared culture, and a common language (Japanese). Such an attitude makes it harder for Japanese living in other parts of the world.

The Japanese are well accepted in Taiwan today. The Taiwanese often imitate Japanese styles and food habits. Some Taiwanese have called their relationship with the Japanese in their midst as a "mutual love affair." Many Taiwanese regard the Japanese as closer to them than the people of mainland China. There is a false impression that there are a lot of Japanese in Taiwan, though there are not.


Where Are they Located?

The Japanese are located in Taiwan's urban centers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Japanese are most likely to work as businessmen in an urban setting.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Japanese in Taiwan are mainly Buddhist, but they include Shinto practices in their religious activity. They have a pragmatic approach to religion that excludes relationship with the spirit world.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in Taiwan need to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, the only One who can guide them through life.


Prayer Points

* Pray for a spiritual openness among the Japanese in Taiwan.
* Pray for the Japanese in Taiwan to find Jesus as the answer to life's questions.
* Pray for a church planting movement among the Japanese in Taiwan that will spread to Japan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/TW
http://tw.forumosa.com/t/jobs-for-japanese-people-in-taiwan/66930
https://www.reddit.com/r/taiwan/comments/1p6rjm/many_japanese_people_in_taiwan/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAmukRSPdYU
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=154797


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Taiwan 12,000
World Population 124,775,200
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Taiwan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Taiwan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Japanese
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Japanese
Primary Language Japanese
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   (1883-1987)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Bible Visuals
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
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
0.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
29.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source Joshua Project 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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