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Japanese in Italy

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,300 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Italy

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Introduction / History
Racially, culturally, and ethnically, the Japanese are one of the most homogenous people groups in the world. They identify themselves in terms of biological heritage, birth in Japan, a shared culture, and a common language (Japanese).

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 have sent their staff members to other parts of the world, usually on a temporary basis.

Where are they located?
The vast majority of the Japanese live in Japan, but there is also a diaspora all over the world, including Italy.

What are their lives like?
Today's Japanese diaspora is primarily professional and business-savvy. They are often working for Japanese corporations all over the world. They have a strong work ethic, and they usually work long hours. Frequently they have little social contact with the local population, and they speak mainly Japanese among themselves.

The uniqueness of Japanese culture can be seen in their art forms, which include the highly refined flower arrangements, calligraphy, puppetry, and theater. Typically Japanese housewives participate in some of these art forms at local Buddhist temples while their husbands are at work. Christian women might have the opportunity to reach out to Japanese housewives in their homes with the JESUS Film and the Magdalena Film.

Traditional and Western forms of recreation include baseball, sumo wrestling, judo, karate, table tennis, fishing, volleyball, shogi (Japanese chess) and go (a complicated game of strategy). Gardening is a popular hobby for both men and women.

What are their beliefs?
The Japanese are usually both Buddhist and Shintoist. Many Japanese are indifferent and skeptical of established religion. Some treat religion as a means towards an end. But given the high number of Japanese-based religious groups, one can surmise that many Japanese are looking for some form of spirituality.

What are their needs?
On the outside, the Japanese 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
* Pray that Christian businessmen will have open doors to share the gospel with the Japanese.
* Pray that Japanese believers in Italy will have opportunities to share the love of Jesus with their families and friends.
* Pray that God will raise up teams of intercessors to stand in the gap to faithfully pray for these precious people.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to birth a cascading discipleship movement among the Japanese in Europe for God's glory.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/IT
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/JA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/01/19/national/media-national/japans-growing-diaspora-reflects-concern-for-the-countrys-future/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_diaspora
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Japanese_diaspora
http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2014/9/3/japanese-diaspora-vietnam/
https://books.google.com/books?id=mhYWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA265&lpg=PA265&dq=%22Japanese+in+Italy%22&source=bl&ots=QHbqfhxDfr&sig=R4chmsB9ti4RmotMronqYX2kCkA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia3MSN9PfSAhXqrlQKHU53DwcQ6AEISTAI
https://www.sunfrog.com/Never-Underestimate-The-Power-Of-A-Japanese-in-ITALY-4073-Black-58628364-Hoodie.html?59559

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Global Prayer Digest: 2019-04-21
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Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
  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: 6,300
Population all Countries: 124,386,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Ethnic Code: MSY45a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Japanese (6,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism60.50 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious3.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican3.00 %
Independent16.00 %
Protestant29.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian24.00 %
Roman Catholic26.00 %
 
(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 Italy

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