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Eurasian in Japan

Eurasian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
126,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 %   

Eurasian in Japan

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Introduction / History
It was fairly common right after WW2 for American servicemen to marry Japanese women, producing Eurasian children. Today Eurasians can be the offspring of a Japanese woman and an American serviceman, or a Japanese businessman and a western woman. There is more than one pattern.

Racially, culturally, and ethnically, the Japanese are one of the most homogenous people groups in the world. They identify themselves in terms of biological heritage, birth in Japan, a shared culture, and a common language (Japanese). For this reason, it is hard for people of mixed race to be accepted or find a spouse in ethnically pure Japan.

Where are they located?
People who are half Japanese can be found anywhere in urban Japan.

What are their lives like?
Japan is a country noted for their desire to remain ethnically pure as they have for many centuries. For this reason, those who are not pure Japanese are perceived as different. Ironically, the Japanese perceive women of mixed races as attractive, and in recent years they have sent two mixed race women to represent Japan in beauty contests.

What are their beliefs?
Most Eurasians in Japan follow Japan's two major religions, Shintoism and Buddhism, yet they are seldom dedicated in their beliefs.

What are their needs?
Eurasians in Japan need a sense of identity. Jesus can be their identity, and give them a sense of acceptance and love that they lack in Japan.

Prayer Points
* Pray for believers to reach out the Eurasians with the love of Christ.
* Pray that Eurasians in Japan will find the love and acceptance they need to thrive spiritually and experience joy and wholeness.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11164/JA
http://thoughtcatalog.com/michelle-reimann/2014/10/what-its-like-to-be-half-japanese/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_(mixed_ancestry)
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahfung/problems-only-eurasian-people-actually-understand?utm_term=.kh7yqjAMD#.ujoD7x9b0
http://multiracial.com/site/index.php/2002/08/01/the-ugly-truth-behind-the-eurasian-beauty-myth/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37283518
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Miyamoto

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Country: Japan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread
(Source: Ethnologue 2010)
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
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People Name in Country: Eurasian
People Name General: Eurasian
Alternate People Names:
Anglicized ChineseAnglo-Burmese
Anglo-IndianEuronesian
Indian
ROP3 Code: 102965
Joshua Project People ID: 11164
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 126,000
Population all Countries: 1,727,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Southeast Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Southeast Asian, other
People Name General: Eurasian
Ethnic Code: MSY43
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Japanese (126,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism45.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions35.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious15.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian20.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
 
(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
 World Bible Finder
 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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Eurasian in Japan

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