Japanese in Canada


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Introduction / History

Japanese Canadians now contribute much to Canada economically, culturally, politically and otherwise. The first Japanese immigrants came to Canada from 1877 to 1928. Most lived in British Columbia and worked in farming, fishing and pulp mills. Some lived in Alberta. After 1928, Canada limited Japanese immigration and the ones that were in Canada found life hard. They began having their own communities.

During World War II, they were sent to detention places and to prisoner of war camps. At the end of the war if they wanted to remain in Canada they had to go east of the Rocky Mountains. Many went to Ontario, Quebec or the Prairie provinces. In the 1950s life was difficult for them.

After 1967 more Japanese immigrants came to Canada, mainly due to changes in the Immigration Act. They were usually educated and they spoke English or French. Many worked in service occupations and in skilled trades.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Now Canadians of Japanese descent live in several places in Canada, mainly in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta.

Most Canadians of Japanese descent now were born in Canada. Most of them live in Vancouver or Toronto. Many of them are under 24 years of age.

The majority have said that they do not belong to any religion. Only a few are single parents. A lot of them have university degrees. According to a survey, most Japanese Canadians said they felt they belonged in Canada.


Prayer Points

Pray that a way is found so that the Japanese including the young find relevance in the Gospel message and give their lives to Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Canada.


References

www.asia-canada.ca/changing-perspectives/japanese
www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007013-eng.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-10
People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 58,000
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 Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
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
90.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
6.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Japanese (58,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (58,000 speakers)
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
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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
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Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
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Profile Source Anonymous  
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