Japanese in United Kingdom


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The first Japanese to settle in the United Kingdom came in the early 1860s. Must like today, the majority were professionals, businessmen and students. In an effort to modernize Japan students were also sent to the United Kingdom to study. Throughout World War II some Japanese migrated to the United Kingdom. In the 1960s a larger wave of Japanese migrated to Britain. The main reason for this migration was business. Lower airfares have also attracted more Japanese students to attend universities.
Japanese businessmen can be found throughout the UK, though most are found in Greater London where they have most of their corporate offices. Japanese students live on university campuses such as Cambridge and Oxford. Most live either in homes or dormitories in or around school or work.


What Are Their Lives Like?

About half of the Japanese residents of Britain primarily speak Japanese. Since most are businessmen or students their lives are filled with work or study. The Japanese assimilate into culture well but remain proud of their culture.
There are Japanese societies in London where they can enjoy their own cultural events. Housewives of Japanese businessmen are most likely to enjoy these events. They usually send their children to Japanese schools.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Japanese are Buddhist and Shinto by tradition. There is also a strong lean toward materialism. Japanese will celebrate the Buddhist and Shinto holidays and participate in Buddhist or Shinto ceremonies. Everyday practice is driven by materialism or folk beliefs. The oldest son inherits the family shrine and it is placed somewhere in the Japanese home. Various gods and idols may be worshipped depending upon the person. Materialism and happiness in this life motivate the Japanese, while religion is an opportunity to keep in touch with tradition. There is also a small population of Japanese Christians, many of who become Christians when they study or work abroad.


What Are Their Needs?

Japanese businessmen and students are away from home. Among the greatest needs of Japanese living in Japan are friendships in the new culture.
Japanese businessmen may work abroad while their families stay behind in Japan. Strong communication is needed to keep the family unit intact.


Prayer Points

Pray that God would bring strong Christian friendships into Japanese businessmen and student’s lives.
Pray for the Japanese businessmen who work away from their families.
Pray that communication would remain strong with their families in Japan.
Pray that the Japanese businessmen and students would have the opportunity to hear and see the gospel lived out in everyday life.
Pray that the Japanese businessmen and students would have open hearts to receive the gospel.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in United Kingdom.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_in_the_United_Kingdom
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_community_of_London
https://somethingcurated.com/2016/06/20/people-introducing-japanese-minimalism-london/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; Wa; Wajin; Yamato; जपानीस
Population this Country 24,000
Population all Countries 119,242,000
Total Countries 48
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
ROP25 Code 303334
ROP25 Name Japanese
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
58.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
24.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
16.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Japanese (24,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (24,000 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)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
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