Japanese in Australia


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Introduction / History

The Japanese first began to emigrate to Australia in the 1880s. Many worked at getting pearls and oysters from the sea. Others did sugar cane work. In World War II, Australia kept the Japanese under guard. At the end of the war, they forced them to leave. Australian military personnel were stationed in Japan as part of the post-war occupation. Some married Japanese women and returned with them to Australia in the 1950s. Australia became more lenient towards immigration from non-European countries in the 1960s. More Japanese have arrived in Australia since the 1980s. According to a survey of Japanese migrants, Australia is their favorite place to settle.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Japan’s prosperity created economic ties with Australia and strong bonds between the two countries. Many Japanese in Australia work in skilled management and other professional work. There are Japanese day schools in Melbourne and Sydney where many Japanese live. The Japanese in Australia speak Japanese and English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Japanese in Australia are Buddhists, but more than half do not follow any religions. The Japanese wealth has led them to materialism and secularism.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Australia.

Pray for a hunger for spiritual wealth that only Jesus Christ can offer. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Japanese in Australia. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers to go the Japanese in Australia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation
Population this Country 37,000
Population all Countries 122,406,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Japanese
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Japanese

Primary Language:  Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1837-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1879-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1883-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Mahayana
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
80.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.60 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
5.0 %
Independent
18.0 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
18.0 %
Protestant
28.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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