Japanese in China, Hong Kong


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Introduction / History

In 1880 there were less than a hundred Japanese in Hong Kong. In World War II, the Japanese invaded and ruled Hong Kong. Not many Japanese made Hong Kong their home except for a few officials.

After the war, the Japanese economy was poor but as it improved, Japan invested abroad and more Japanese came to live in Hong Kong.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In the last two decades of the 20th century there was a big increase in the number of Japanese who came to Hong Kong with Japanese companies. The Eastern District has the largest number of Japanese. There is a Japanese school and also a weekly newspaper called the Hong Kong Post.

Most Japanese in Hong Kong have been businessmen but in the last decade of the twentieth century unmarried Japanese women came as their career opportunities were better than in Japan. Japanese companies were more inclined to give single women work due to lower employment costs. The Japanese women found that when they spoke English, they were better off than the locals. In addition to speaking both Japanese and English, some Japanese in Hong Kong speak Mandarin and Cantonese.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Japanese combine Buddhism and their native Shintoism in a way that is unique to them. They are primarily concerned with material wealth and economic success, so all religious activities are done with this end in mind.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in Hong Kong need to put their trust and identity in the hands of the loving God of Creation who sent his son to make it possible for them to enter the Kingdom of God.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in China, Hong Kong.

Pray that, as with the Japanese in general, they realize materialism leaves a spiritual void.

Pray for them to realize that only Jesus Christ offers life to the full.

Pray that Hong Kong Christian believers will lead the Japanese to Jesus Christ.


References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_people_in_Hong_Kong


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 121,973,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Japanese (10,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (10,000 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
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
94.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.8 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.2 %
Protestant
52.0 %
Roman Catholic
45.0 %
Photo Source Trung Nguyễn Xuân - Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more