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Japanese in Dominican Republic

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,700 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Dominican Republic

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Introduction / History
More Japanese live in the Dominican Republic than anywhere else in Central America and the Caribbean except for Cuba. They speak Japanese and Spanish and follow Buddhism. Some are Catholics too.

After World War II, the Japanese migrated to the Dominican Republic, which had a treaty with Japan to open its doors to Japanese workers for agricultural labor. The Japanese had been promised houses and land but promises were broken after the civil war in the Dominican Republic. Many Japanese went to other Latin American countries and after the early nineteen sixties, only a few Japanese stayed in the Dominican Republic. Most of them live in Constanza.

The Japanese migrants sued the Japanese government for the suffering caused in the Dominican Republic and were compensated financially. The Dominican Republic receives much aid from Japan. There is a Japanese college here in the capital, Santo Domingo.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the sufferings of the Japanese in the Dominican Republic will cause them to come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will find ways of getting the Japanese to realize the relevance of Christianity too.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_settlement_in_the_Dominican_Republic

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Country: Dominican Republic
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Alternate People Names:
KoNihonjin
जपानीस
ROP3 Code: 104189
Joshua Project People ID: 12322
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,700
Population all Countries: 124,384,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Ethnic Code: MSY45a
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Language
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Primary Language: Japanese (1,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism63.50 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions6.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small24.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican3.00 %
Independent16.00 %
Protestant29.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian24.00 %
Roman Catholic26.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1837-1992
New Testament:
1879-1993Audio
Complete Bible: 1883-1987
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChrist for the Nations
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: Biblica Japanese
Text / Printed MatterBible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)
Text / Printed MatterCartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Japanese in Dominican Republic

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