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Japanese Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Amami-Oshima, Northern9,900Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Amami-Oshima, Southern1,800Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Burakumin886,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Japanese124,775,000Y1 444193.2 % BuddhismMSY45aP
Japanese
Japanese, Brazilian270,0005 100.0 % ChristianityMSY45aP
Japanese, Brazilian
Judeo-Japanese50,000Y1 11100.0 % Ethnic ReligionsMSY45a 
Kikai13,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45b 
Kunigami4,900Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45aP
Kunigami
Miyako, Ryukyuan67,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45b 
Oki-No-Erabu3,200Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Okinawan, Ryukyuan984,000Y1 33100.0 % Ethnic ReligionsMSY45bP
Okinawan, Ryukyuan
Toku-No-Shima5,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Yaeyama47,000Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45a 
Yonaguni800Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45b 
Yoron900Y1 11100.0 % BuddhismMSY45b 
Totals:  15 Peoples 127,118,000 14 1 60 56 93.3 %  Buddhism   5
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Japanese Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 56 93.3 % 125,247,000 98.5 %
  2 - Minimally reached 1 1.7 % 37,000 0.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 1 1.7 % 19,000 0.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 2 3.3 % 1,815,000 1.4 %
Totals 60   127,118,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Japanese Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Japanese
124,775,000
in 44 Countries


Japanese, Brazilian
270,000
in 1 Country


Kunigami
4,900
in 1 Country


Okinawan, Ryukyuan
984,000
in 3 Countries

Japanese People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Japanese Cluster – Profile
  • The Japanese cluster is very homogenous, being dominated by the Japanese people themselves who in turn are quite homogenous.
  • Joshua Project shows the primary religion of the Japanese to be Buddhist, but this is a simplification. Most religious Japanese are not so much adherents of a single religion as they are syncretic, incorporating elements of Shintoism and Buddhism and perhaps Confucianism, Taoism, and ancestor worship. Materialism is perhaps the real religion of many people.
  • The Burakumin people group within the Japanese cluster have been a marginalized group, made up of the eta (defiled ones), and the hinin (non-human ones). The feudal caste system of Japan, ending in about 1870, was responsible. Discrimination against these people may still sometimes occur, in marriage and employment situations.
  • Christianity has been in Japan since the 16th century, when Roman Catholics from Portugal entered the country. Protestant missionary work began in the late 19th century.
  • The full Bible has been available in the Japanese language since 1883, and many other Christian resources are available, as well. Access to the Gospel by those in the Japanese cluster is not generally restricted. The problem is lack of interest.
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Japanese Cluster – Languages
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Amami-Oshima, Northernryn11Need?
Amami-Oshima, Southernams11Need?
Japanesejpn4646Complete
Kikaikzg11Need?
Kunigamixug11Need?
Miyakomvi11Need?
Oki-No-Erabuokn11Need?
Okinawan, Centralryu33Portions
Portuguesepor11Complete
Toku-No-Shimatkn11Need?
Yaeyamarys11Need?
Yonaguniyoi11Need?
Yoronyox11Need?
Totals: 13 60 60   3 2 2 3 2
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Japanese Cluster – Religions
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Japanese Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
Population 127,118,000
Peoples (by Country) 60
Gateway / Largest People Japanese
Languages 13
Largest Language Japanese
Primary Religion Buddhism
% Professing Christian 2.2%
% Evangelical 0.5%
Cluster Progress Level 1 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 60   127,118,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 24 (40.0%) 123,165,000 (96.9%)
Unreached Peoples 56 (93.3%) 125,247,000 (98.5%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
Central and South America8(13.3%)1,825,000(1.4%)
Eastern Europe and Eurasia2(3.3%)2,000(0.0%)
Middle East and North Africa1(1.7%)19,000(0.0%)
North America and Caribbean5(8.3%)892,000(0.7%)
Northeast Asia19(31.7%)124,110,000(97.6%)
South Asia1(1.7%)4,000(0.0%)
South Pacific7(11.7%)55,000(0.0%)
Southeast Asia6(10.0%)98,000(0.1%)
Western Europe11(18.3%)113,000(0.1%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 47 (78.3%) 125,981,000 (99.1%)
New Testament 47 (78.3%) 125,981,000 (99.1%)
Portions 50 (83.3%) 126,965,000 (99.9%)
Online Audio NT 50 (83.3%) 126,791,000 (99.7%)
Jesus Film 47 (78.3%) 125,981,000 (99.1%)
Gospel Recordings 50 (83.3%) 126,965,000 (99.9%)
 
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