Japanese in China, Hong Kong

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People Name: Japanese
Country: China, Hong Kong
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 10,000
World Population: 122,406,300
Primary Language: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 1.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.30 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Japanese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Most Japanese in Hong Kong are those in business along with their families.

In 1880 there were less than a hundred Japanese in Hong Kong. In World War II, the Japanese invaded and ruled Hong Kong. Not many Japanese made Hong Kong their home except for a few officials.

After the war, the Japanese economy was poor but as it got better Japan invested abroad and more Japanese came to live in Hong Kong. There is a Japanese school and also a weekly newspaper called the Hong Kong Post.

In the last two decades of the last century there was a big increase in the number of Japanese coming to live in Hong Kong. Many more Japanese companies came to Hong Kong then also. The Eastern District has the largest number of Japanese.

Most Japanese in Hong Kong have been businessmen but in the last decade of the twentieth century unmarried Japanese women came as their career opportunities were better than in Japan. Japanese companies were more inclined to give single women work due to lower employment costs. The Japanese women found that when they spoke English they were better off than the locals.

In addition to speaking both Japanese and English, some Japanese in Hong Kong speak Mandarin and Cantonese too.

Prayer Points

* Pray that as with the Japanese in general they realize materialism does not have all the answers and that they turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Hong Kong Christians will lead the Japanese in their country to Jesus Christ.

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