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.
The Japanese are located in Taiwan's urban centers.
The Japanese are most likely to work as businessmen in an urban setting.
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.
The Japanese in Taiwan need to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, the only One who can guide them through life.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Japanese|
|People Name in Country||Japanese|
|Population in Taiwan||12,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस|
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|