Language:  Japanese Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

123,968,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

47

Scripture Status

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Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Burakumin Japan 887,000 887,000 Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % 18
 Eurasian Japan 126,000 1,737,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % 3
 Japanese United Arab Emirates 4,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese American Samoa 1,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Japanese Argentina 38,000 122,906,000 Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 % -
 Japanese Australia 37,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Japanese Belgium 4,700 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Bolivia 20,000 122,906,000 Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Japanese Canada 57,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Japanese Sri Lanka 2,300 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.87 % 1
 Japanese Brazil 380,000 122,906,000 Christianity 63.50 % 15.00 % -
 Japanese China 7,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Japanese Northern Mariana Islands 900 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Denmark 1,800 122,906,000 Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Dominica 800 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Dominican Republic 1,700 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Finland 1,100 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Micronesia, Federated States 800 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese France 30,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Germany 25,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Guam 2,700 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Greece 1,100 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese China, Hong Kong 13,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Indonesia 14,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.30 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Italy 6,300 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Japan 120,934,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 2419
 Japanese Korea, South 52,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Mexico 51,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Malaysia 15,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Netherlands 5,400 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese New Zealand 15,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Paraguay 6,500 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Peru 155,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 3
 Japanese Panama 2,100 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Portugal 700 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Marshall Islands 400 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Philippines 4,500 122,906,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Singapore 39,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Spain 5,500 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Switzerland 5,200 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Russia 900 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Thailand 71,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Taiwan 14,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese United Kingdom 30,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese United States 839,000 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 17
 Japanese Vietnam 9,600 122,906,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
Judeo-Japanese Japan 50,000 50,000 Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
  Totals:  47           44     2,499
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Ainu Japan 13,000 13,000 Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Japanese, Brazilian Japan 270,000 270,000 Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan Japan 978,000 985,000 Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.15 % 20
 Palauan Palau 10,000 20,000 Christianity 95.60 % 24.00 % -
  Totals:  4           1     20

Language Alternate Names
Zu-zu-ben

Dialects
Eastern Japanese
Western Japanese

Dialect Alternate Names

Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1837-1992
New Testament 1879-1993
Complete Bible 1883-2018
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Resource Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Japanese
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

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