Japanese in New Zealand


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Introduction / History

The first Japanese that came to New Zealand were circus entertainers in 1874. Before World War II, there were only a few Japanese in New Zealand who were mainly wool traders. During the war, they imprisoned many Japanese in New Zealand. When the war ended, they restored relations between Japan and New Zealand. Some New Zealand soldiers married Japanese women who found adjustment difficult in New Zealand. In the 1960s New Zealand people began appreciating Japanese art forms like pottery and flower arranging. With changes in immigration laws during the late 1980s, many Japanese came to live in New Zealand. Auckland has the largest number of Japanese in New Zealand. Others live in cities such as Wellington. There are Japanese markets in these cities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Japanese are involved in finance in New Zealand among other things. Some of the women are caregivers for children. There are Japanese restaurants. In the 1990s, Japanese students came to New Zealand. The Japanese like New Zealand because it is less crowded than the big Japanese cities. Japanese karaoke and garden design are well liked in New Zealand. There are Japanese day schools in Melbourne and Sydney where many Japanese live. The Japanese speak Japanese and English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Japanese in New Zealand are Buddhists, but more than half do not follow any religions. The Japanese wealth has led to most Japanese becoming materialistic and secular.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Japanese in New Zealand to Christ. Pray for a movement to Christ among the Japanese in New Zealand. Pray for Japanese Christian believers in New Zealand to begin a powerful disciple making movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in New Zealand.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 120,442,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Japanese (14,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (14,000 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
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 Christ for the Nations General / Other
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 The Prophets' Story Create International
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
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more