Japanese in Vietnam


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

About four to five hundred years ago there were Japanese in Southeast Asia on a somewhat large scale for a short time. One of the communities was in southern Vietnam. The Japanese then integrated and intermarried with the Vietnamese. Some were Japanese merchants marrying with a prominent Vietnamese family, the Nguyen, which is the most common Vietnamese surname.

In World War II, Japan conquered Vietnam and had their military there until they were defeated in 1945.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Recently Japanese have come to live in Vietnam and particularly in the capital, Hanoi. The professional work is an attraction such as finance and manufacturing. Businesses such as Honda have come to Vietnam. Japan is the largest donor to Vietnam. There are Japanese restaurants in Vietnam.

Japanese language education has become popular in Vietnam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The main religions of the Japanese are Shintoism and Buddhism. The Japanese speak Japanese and Vietnamese.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray that the Holy Spirit draws Japanese businesspeople to seek and find Jesus Christ.

Pray that Vietnamese Christians can lead the Japanese into discovery Bible studies.

Pray for the Lord to send dreams and visions to Japanese leaders in Vietnam.


Prayer Points

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_people_in_Vietnam


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Vietnam.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 9,600
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 Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Vietnam
Region Asia, Southeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 19  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language Japanese (9,600 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (9,600 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