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Japanese in Canada

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
56,000 Japanese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 %   

Japanese in Canada

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Introduction / History
Japanese Canadians now contribute much to Canada economically, culturally, politically and otherwise. The first Japanese immigrants came to Canada from 1877 to 1928. Most lived in British Columbia and worked in farming, fishing and pulp mills. Some lived in Alberta. After 1928, Canada limited Japanese immigration and the ones that were in Canada found life hard. They began having their own communities.

During World War II, they were sent to detention places and to prisoner of war camps. At the end of the war if they wanted to remain in Canada they had to go east of the Rocky Mountains. Many went to Ontario, Quebec or the Prairie provinces. In the 1950s life was difficult for them.

After 1967 more Japanese immigrants came to Canada, mainly due to changes in the Immigration Act. They were usually educated and they spoke English or French. Many worked in service occupations and in skilled trades.

What are their lives like?
Now Canadians of Japanese descent live in several places in Canada, mainly in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta.

Most Canadians of Japanese descent now were born in Canada. Most of them live in Vancouver or Toronto. Many of them are under 24 years of age.

The majority have said that they do not belong to any religion. Only a few are single parents. A lot of them have university degrees. According to a survey, most Japanese Canadians said they felt they belonged in Canada.

Prayer Points
* Pray that a way is found so that the Japanese including the young find relevance in the Gospel message and give their lives to Jesus Christ.

References
www.asia-canada.ca/changing-perspectives/japanese
www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007013-eng.htm

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-10
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  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: 56,000
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 (56,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Mahayana
Major Religions:
Buddhism90.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.50 % 
Other / Small6.50 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.40 %
Independent8.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian18.60 %
Roman Catholic38.00 %
 
(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 Canada

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