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Japanese in Malaysia

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Malaysia

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Introduction / History
Before World War Two there were not many Japanese in Malaysia. When Japan invaded Malaysia in 1941, the Japanese military and workers from Japanese companies came to Malaysia. After the war most of the Japanese returned to Japan.

Earlier this century Japanese people who retired came to live in Malaysia. Low costs in certain things encouraged them to come.

Early in the last century the Japanese worked on rubber plantations in Malaysia until the decline in the industry there. From about 1980, the Japanese in Malaysia have worked in manufacturing such as the electronics industry. Most company managers tend to be Japanese expatriates rather than local Malaysians. Japanese staff like to keep to themselves rather than mix with the Malaysians. It has been suggested that differing religions and cultures may play a part here.

Japanese day schools are in several cities including Kuala Lumpur the capital. The Japanese like to live in high rise flats near Japanese schools or schools that are international.

The Japanese in Malaysia speak Japanese, Malay and English. Most live in Kuala Lumpur and in Selangor.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Japanese in Malaysia realize they need more than materialism and come to Jesus Christ.
* In Brazil and Bolivia for example there are several evangelical Christians among the Japanese. Pray that they may find ways of giving the gospel message to the Japanese in Japan and in other countries.

References
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese migration to malaysia

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Country: Malaysia
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Southeast
Persecution Rank:42 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
  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: 15,000
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 (15,000 Speakers)
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 %
Protestant29.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian29.00 %
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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
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 Malaysia

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