People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Japanese in China, Hong Kong

Japanese

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 %   

Japanese in China, Hong Kong

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
Most Japanese in Hong Kong are those in business along with their families.

In 1880 there were less than a hundred Japanese in Hong Kong. In World War II, the Japanese invaded and ruled Hong Kong. Not many Japanese made Hong Kong their home except for a few officials.

After the war, the Japanese economy was poor but as it got better Japan invested abroad and more Japanese came to live in Hong Kong. There is a Japanese school and also a weekly newspaper called the Hong Kong Post.

In the last two decades of the last century there was a big increase in the number of Japanese coming to live in Hong Kong. Many more Japanese companies came to Hong Kong then also. The Eastern District has the largest number of Japanese.

Most Japanese in Hong Kong have been businessmen but in the last decade of the twentieth century unmarried Japanese women came as their career opportunities were better than in Japan. Japanese companies were more inclined to give single women work due to lower employment costs. The Japanese women found that when they spoke English they were better off than the locals.

In addition to speaking both Japanese and English, some Japanese in Hong Kong speak Mandarin and Cantonese too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that as with the Japanese in general they realize materialism does not have all the answers and that they turn to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Hong Kong Christians will lead the Japanese in their country to Jesus Christ.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_people_in_Hong_Kong

View Japanese in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
Country: China, Hong Kong
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
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: 13,000
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
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Japanese (13,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Mahayana
Major Religions:
Buddhism94.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: 0.30 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent2.80 %
Protestant52.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.20 %
Roman Catholic45.00 %
 
(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
Submit Update:
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
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

Japanese in China, Hong Kong

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    Japanese     Asia, Northeast    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Japanese China, Hong Kong    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Japanese in China, Hong Kong          
      Religion Language  
      Buddhism     Japanese  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?rog3=HK&peo3=12322