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Japanese in Australia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
36,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.60 %   

Japanese in Australia

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Introduction / History
In a survey, Australia was given as the country that the Japanese most liked to live in. The Japanese first began to emigrate to Australia in the 1880s. Many of them worked at getting pearls and oysters from the sea. Others did sugar cane work.

More Japanese have arrived in Australia in the last 35 years with Australia becoming more lenient towards immigration from countries other than Europe about fifty years ago.

In World War II, the Japanese were kept under guard and then at the end of the war made to leave Australia. The number of Japanese people in Australia increased in the 1950s as a result of Japanese war brides marrying Australian volunteers in the Australian military who were in Japan when it was under occupation after the war.

With Japan then later becoming financially wealthy and becoming of economic importance to Australia, this led to stronger bonds between the two countries and more Japanese then came to live in Australia.

There are Japanese day schools in Melbourne and Sydney where many Japanese live. The Japanese in Australia speak Japanese and English.

Many Japanese in Australia work in skilled management and other professional work.

What are their beliefs?
The religion that is most followed is Buddhism. There are some Christians among them. More than half of them do not follow any religions. The Japanese wealth has led to most Japanese becoming materialistic and secular and this is an obstacle to the gospel message being given.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Japanese dwell on the fact that wealth is temporary but what happens after this life is forever, leading to them seeking Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the Japanese Christians among them will give the other Japanese the gospel message and that it will be accepted.

References
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Country: Australia
Continent: Australia
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Alternate People Names:
KoNihonjin
जपानीस
ROP3 Code: 104189
Joshua Project People ID: 12322
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 36,000
Population all Countries: 124,687,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Ethnic Code: MSY45a
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Language
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Primary Language: Japanese
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Mahayana
Major Religions:
Buddhism80.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.60 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small5.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican5.00 %
Independent18.00 %
Protestant28.00 %
Orthodox1.00 %
Other Christian18.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1837-1992
New Testament:
1879-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1883-1987
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChrist for the Nations
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Japanese
Text / Printed MatterBible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Japanese in Australia

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