Japanese in Malaysia

Japanese
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People Name: Japanese
Country: Malaysia
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 15,000
World Population: 122,849,000
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
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Introduction / History

Before World War Two there were not many Japanese in Malaysia. When Japan invaded Malaysia in 1941, the Japanese military and workers from Japanese companies came to Malaysia. After the war most of the Japanese returned to Japan.

Earlier this century Japanese people who retired came to live in Malaysia. Low costs in certain things encouraged them to come.

Early in the last century the Japanese worked on rubber plantations in Malaysia until the decline in the industry there. From about 1980, the Japanese in Malaysia have worked in manufacturing such as the electronics industry. Most company managers tend to be Japanese expatriates rather than local Malaysians. Japanese staff like to keep to themselves rather than mix with the Malaysians. It has been suggested that differing religions and cultures may play a part here.

Japanese day schools are in several cities including Kuala Lumpur the capital. The Japanese like to live in high rise flats near Japanese schools or schools that are international.

The Japanese in Malaysia speak Japanese, Malay and English. Most live in Kuala Lumpur and in Selangor.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Japanese in Malaysia realize they need more than materialism and come to Jesus Christ.
* In Brazil and Bolivia for example there are several evangelical Christians among the Japanese. Pray that they may find ways of giving the gospel message to the Japanese in Japan and in other countries.

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