Most Vietnamese in Japan live in Tokyo and the Kanto region and also in Greater Osaka. They speak Vietnamese and Japanese. They are mostly Buddhists and also Catholics.
Many Vietnamese students came to Japan early last century. Many more Vietnamese now are refugees from the Vietnam War and Japan began to let them stay in the country from later in the 1970s. Vietnamese workers came to Japan in the 1990s as they could earn good salaries there.
It has been difficult for the Vietnamese in Japan regards education and finding work. The lack of being able to speak fluent Japanese has been a handicap to them. There are cultural difficulties too. There are famous Vietnamese people living in Japan.
Many Vietnamese refugees change to permanent residential status to be able to have a better life in Japan. Some bring their families to Japan in what is called chain migration.
* Pray that the difficulties the Vietnamese are having in Japan will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that nominal Catholics be given a clear presentation of the gospel.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Vietnamese|
|People Name in Country||Vietnamese|
|Population in Japan||14,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Alternate Names||Annamese, Annanese, Ching, Cing, Gin, Jhing, King, Kinh, Kinh (Việt), Viet|
|Primary Language||Vietnamese (14,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||vie Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Vietnamese|
Primary Language: Vietnamese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1914-2011)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Amazon||National Bible Societies|
|Forum of Bible Agencies||World Bible Finder|
|Gospel Go||World Bibles|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||New|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Vietnamese|
|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|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Revised Vietnamese Version Bible|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Vietnamese Bible 1934|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bibles, Bible League|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.80 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|