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Japanese in Paraguay

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Paraguay

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Introduction / History
The government of Paraguay did not allow the Japanese to live in their country until the last century. As in many countries the Japanese were not looked on favorably in World War Two in Paraguay. The Japanese were allowed to live in Paraguay in the late 1950s. Many of the Japanese there work in agriculture and live in rural regions. The Japanese Paraguayans speak Japanese and also Spanish which is the main language of Paraguay.

Where are they located?
Many of the Japanese have gone to live in the capital Asuncion and some in other cities and the rural regions. Many Japanese came from Bolivia. A lot are of Spanish and German descent, originally having been descended from Japan.

What are their beliefs?
The older Japanese are Buddhists and others in the Shinto religion. Japanese festivals to do with their religion have been celebrated. Later on some of the Japanese Paraguayans became Roman Catholics which is the main religion in Paraguay.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Japanese in Paraguay do not make materialism their god.
* Pray that they realize Jesus Christ is the way to Salvation and is a relationship.

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Country: Paraguay
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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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: 16,000
Population all Countries: 124,386,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
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 (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism69.50 % 
Christianity1.50 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
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
 
 
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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