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Japanese in Denmark

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,800 Japanese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Denmark

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Introduction / History
At the end of WWII, Japan lay in ruins, but they soon emerged as an economic power. Today their economy is the third largest in the world. In order to keep their many multi-national corporations running the way they want them to, some Japanese have had to move around the world to countries like Denmark.

Where are they located?
The vast majority of the Japanese people live in Japan, though there is also a sizeable Japanese diaspora around the world. There are few Japanese in the European nation of Denmark.

What are their lives like?
The Japanese diaspora is primarily professional and business-savvy. They are often working for Japanese corporations in other parts of the world. Frequently they have little social contact with the local population, and they speak mainly Japanese among themselves. Christian women often have the opportunity to reach out to Japanese women who are stuck at home.

What are their beliefs?
Shintoism is the native religion of Japan. It is rooted in animism (belief that non-living objects have spirits). Its many gods or spirits are known as kami. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the sixth century. Today, most Japanese claim to be both Shintoist and Buddhist.

Traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism have all contributed to Japanese religious principles: ancestor worship; a belief in religious continuity of the family; a close tie between the nation and religion; a free exchange of ideas among religious systems; and religious practices centered on the use of prayer meditation, amulets, and purification. Many Japanese are indifferent and skeptical of established religion.

What are their needs?
On the outside, they seem to have few needs. However, many of them have become obsessed with materialistic pleasures, careers, and possessions. Their greatest need is to be introduced to the Father through His Son, Jesus.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to call laborers to go to Denmark and share Christ with the Japanese.
* Pray that Christian businessmen will have open doors to share the gospel with the Japanese in Europe.
* Pray that Japanese believers will have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their families and friends.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches and a disciple making movement among the Japanese in Europe.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/JA
https://www.internations.org/denmark-expats/japanese
http://scandiasia.dk
http://cphpost.dk/news/denmark-and-japan-celebrating-diplomatic-anniversary-in-style.html
https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/working_holiday/japan.htm
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/121202/education/denmark-the-best-place-for-migration-why-you-should-choose-denmark-for-migration-22357.html

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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
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: 1,800
Population all Countries: 124,384,000
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 (1,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism72.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small20.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(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
 
 
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
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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 Denmark

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