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Japanese in Singapore

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
39,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Singapore

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Introduction / History
There are many Japanese people in Singapore, mainly office workers in corporations along with their families. They speak Japanese but some can speak Mandarin and English. Many Japanese came to live in Singapore in the 1870s. In the 1930s many Japanese here were fishermen.

In World War II, Japan occupied Singapore. In 1947 all the Japanese were sent back to Japan. The only Japanese who could live in Singapore during that period were their diplomats with their families. In the late 1950s the Japanese were allowed to come into the country again. Many Japanese businesses began trading then.

The Japanese grew in numbers in Singapore during the 1970s and many Japanese manufacturing businesses came. In the middle of the 1980s most Japanese here were managers and engineers with their families. There is a social status and married and single Japanese women do not tend to mix together. The importance of wealth and materialism to the Japanese is an obstacle to the gospel message being given to them.

What are their lives like?
There are many Japanese schools in Singapore. Most Japanese send their children to these schools. Those that are religious among the Japanese tend to follow Buddhism or the Tenrikyo religion which is a new Shinto type of religion. Golf is a well-liked sport among Japanese business people in Singapore and there are many Japanese golf clubs here. They also like swimming and tennis.

There are many Japanese restaurants in Singapore and many are listed on the internet too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Japanese realize that wealth and materialism should not dominate.
* This may appear more in Japan but the number of suicides among the Japanese is very high and some young people lock themselves in a room and are wasting away. Pray these people will come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Christians in Singapore will give the gospel message to the Japanese leading to them coming to Salvation then.

References
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese_expatriates_in_singapore

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Country: Singapore
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
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: 39,000
Population all Countries: 124,370,000
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
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism69.40 % 
Christianity1.60 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small24.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active 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
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 Singapore

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