Turk in Japan


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Introduction / History

Turkey and Japan have long enjoyed "friendly" or "almost friendly" relations. The countries have "rescued" one another in their hour of need. In 1890, a Turkish frigate sailed to Japan for a summer-long goodwill mission. Unfortunately, the ship met with an accident shortly at the end of the tour. The Japanese rescued and cared for the 70 survivors and erected a gravestone for the lost. In the 1980s, the Turks were able to return the favor when 215 Japanese nationals were stranded in Iran during the Iran-Iraq War. Turkey sent an aircraft to rescue the Japanese and take them to Istanbul.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Since 2000, there has been a new wave of migration from Turkey to Japan. There are Turkish people from all walks of life—including actors and professional wrestlers—living in Japan, some of them naturalized. Today, there is a Turkish Cultural Center and a Turkey-Japan Cultural Dialog Society. Japanese doctor Atsushi Miyazaki flew to Turkey to assist the people, following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in 2011. Tragically, Dr. Miyazaki's hotel collapsed during an aftershock. Several Turkish facilities were named in the doctor's honor.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Turks are nominally Sunni Muslim, believing in one god (Allah), and an eternal heaven and hell. "Sunni," is derived from the Islamic term, sunnah, which means "well-trodden path." Sunnis believe that the correct path is that of the majority. Therefore, the tradition of the Sunni is political conformism, though the Turks have been more flexible than many of their Muslim neighbors. Other Turks are more secular in their beliefs, though they visit the mosque for special events. Some also hold to pre-Islamic beliefs as well. For example, some believe that men have the power to curse others by giving them the "evil eye."


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Turk in Japan.

Pray for God's abundant spiritual blessings on the Turks in Japan. Pray for the fervent believers to reach out in faith and love to the Muslim Turks among them. Pray for a spiritual hunger among Turks that will be satisfied by none other than the Savior, Jesus Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Turks to spread far and wide throughout East Asia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Turk
People Name in Country Turk
Population this Country 4,900
Population all Countries 63,836,000
Total Countries 68
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Anatolian; Baharlu Turk; Masakhastian; Meskhetian Turk; Osmanli; Ottomon Turk; Rumelian Turk; Urum; तुर्क
People ID 18274
ROP3 Code 113818
Country Japan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Japan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Turkish (4,900 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (4,900 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish

Primary Language:  Turkish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1782-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2008)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Turkish
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 2 - Jesus' Baptism
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Four Spiritual Laws
General GoodSeed
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Garry Knight  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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