In Japan, the value placed on Sign Language has only lately been increasing. The older Deaf here are often separated from the younger Deaf.
Japanese Sign Language is used in secondary and high schools but not in primary schools.
Deaf schools are looked on as not being academic and so the younger Deaf have been going to hearing institutions. Many of them avoid joining Deaf groups and some are now going back to Deaf schools where they feel more at home.
Though the Japanese Deaf are reticent to show the inside of their homes, they regularly use video calls on their cameras to communicate with each other.
* Pray for some of the teachers of the Deaf in Japan to be Christians and lead the Deaf here to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Deaf are and feel valued in Japan and let them know that they are valued by Jesus Christ.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Deaf|
|People Name in Country||Deaf|
|Population in Japan||254,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5|
|Primary Language||Japanese Sign Language (254,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||jsl Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Japanese Sign Language
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Japanese Sign Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Door International|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical Unknown)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|