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Japanese in Taiwan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Taiwan

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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). Such an attitude makes it harder for Japanese living in other parts of the world.

The Japanese are well accepted in Taiwan today. The Taiwanese often imitate Japanese styles and food habits. Some Taiwanese have called their relationship with the Japanese in their midst as a "mutual love affair." Many Taiwanese regard the Japanese as closer to them than the people of mainland China. There is a false impression that there are a lot of Japanese in Taiwan, though there are not.

Where are they located?
The Japanese are located in Taiwan's urban centers.

What are their lives like?
The Japanese are most likely to work as businessmen in an urban setting.

What are their beliefs?
The Japanese in Taiwan are mainly Buddhist, but they include Shinto practices in their religious activity. They have a pragmatic approach to religion that excludes relationship with the spirit world.

What are their needs?
The Japanese in Taiwan need to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ, the only One who can guide them through life.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a spiritual openness among the Japanese in Taiwan.
* Pray for the Japanese in Taiwan to find Jesus as the answer to life's questions.
* Pray for a church planting movement among the Japanese in Taiwan that will spread to Japan.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/TW
http://tw.forumosa.com/t/jobs-for-japanese-people-in-taiwan/66930
https://www.reddit.com/r/taiwan/comments/1p6rjm/many_japanese_people_in_taiwan/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAmukRSPdYU
http://www.forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=154797

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Country: Taiwan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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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: 14,000
Population all Countries: 124,386,000
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
Major Religions:
Buddhism69.50 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small24.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent16.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian29.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
 
(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
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 Taiwan

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