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Jew, English-speaking in Japan

Jew, English-speaking

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,000 English Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.00 %   

Jew, English-speaking in Japan

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Introduction / History
There were few if any English-speaking Jews in Japan until the 1920s through the 1950s. Before that, the only Jews were Russian or Polish speakers. They were joined by a small number of Jews from the US at that time. Most Jews living in Japan now are from the United States. There are Jews among the American military in Japan.

What are their lives like?
Jewish minorities in Japan go to great lengths to keep aspects of their culture intact. The Jewish Community of Japan (JCJ) is an affiliate of the World Jewish Congress.

What are their beliefs?
Not all Jews are religious. Some limit their "Jewishness" to a cultural identity. Understanding what it means to be a Jew begins in childhood. It takes place in the home through storytelling and by taking part in Jewish rituals and festivals such as Rosh Hashanah (New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Passover. Socialization also takes place through participation in Hebrew school or synagogue youth groups. At the age of 13, the Bar Mitzvah ceremony for a boy (or Bat Mitzvah for a girl) is an important rite of passage, which marks him or her as an adult member of the community. While these ceremonies were more spiritually focused in the past, they have become equally important as social events.

What are their needs?
The Jews have a wonderful understanding of their connection with the Abrahamic covenant. However, they also have a history of rejecting Jesus Christ as Messiah, the one who has fulfilled that covenant.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love. Pray that the Jewish people in Japan will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.

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Country: Japan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jew, English-speaking
People Name General: Jew, English-speaking
Alternate People Names:
AzxBene Israel
Bukharic JewCentral Asian Jew
HasidimJew, Persian
JewishJews
Judeo-GermanJudeo-Persian
Shanvar TeliSpanish Jew
YahudanYahudi
Yudan
ROP3 Code: 117322
Joshua Project People ID: 12347
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,000
Population all Countries: 5,370,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Jews
People Cluster: Jews
People Name General: Jew, English-speaking
Ethnic Code: CMT35
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Language
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Primary Language: English
Language Code (ISO): eng    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hebrew (Unknown)Japanese (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Religion Sub-division:Judaism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions77.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious20.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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: 1530-1995
New Testament:
1380-2011Audio
Complete Bible: 1382-2020
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
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Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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Film / VideoGood Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in English
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
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Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway scripture
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Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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