|In various areas in Japan, there are Coptic christians living in Japan
on short and long term basis. There are Egyptians, Sudanese and Ethiopians
students who had come to Japan as students for short-term periods to study
their Masters or PhDs. Furthermore, some come to work and stay for long-term.
Others have a Japanese spouse and families and are permanent residents
in Japan. There have been an interest of the Coptic Orthodox church by
the Japanese people themselves. Some have travelled or lived in Egypt and
became baptised in the Coptic Orthodox church. There are some Japanese
people who have studied about the Coptic church for research purposes and
have a great interest in knowing more about it.