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

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.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Australia.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 60,000
Population all Countries 120,442,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (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 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 %
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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