Japanese in United Arab Emirates

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People Name: Japanese
Country: United Arab Emirates
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,900
World Population: 119,868,700
Primary Language: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 1.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Japanese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has the largest number of Japanese in the Arab countries. Japan has a large trade presence in the UAE through corporations and organizations. There are many of them in the Jebel Ali Free Zone which is a free economic zone in Dubai.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Japanese living in the United Arab Emirates are growing more in numbers now than they used to. Most are skilled workers in industry or office work.

There is a Japanese Association and a Japanese school in Dubai and also a Japanese school in Abu Dhabi. There are Japanese restaurants in Dubai.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Japanese combine Buddhism and their native Shintoism in a way that is unique to them. They are primarily concerned with material wealth and economic success, so all religious activities are done with this end in mind.

What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese people in the UAE need to accept the warm embrace of the only Savior so they can enjoy spiritually meaningful lives.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Japanese will turn from materialism to Jesus Christ.

Pray that God will find ways to get the Japanese to want to seek Jesus Christ.

Pray that Japanese Christians will help lead other Japanese to salvation.

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