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Japanese in Mexico

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
50,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 %   

Japanese in Mexico

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Introduction / History
The Japanese first emigrated to Mexico in the late 1800s to work coffee plantations in Chiapas state. Immigration to Mexico almost stopped in World War II. After the War the Japanese began coming to Mexico again mainly because of companies in Japan having economic investments in Mexico and sending skilled workers.

The main immigration to Mexico was from 1900 to the beginning of World War II. Many were skilled laborers. During the War many were moved from the coasts and from the Mexico and U.S.A. border to Mexico City and other interior cities to prevent any possibility of the Japanese using them as an extra military force. As a result of the War, many Japanese stayed in Mexico as the War had destroyed the Japan they were used to.

After the War, the Japanese began emigrating to Mexico again. From about 1950 to 1978, this was mainly because of their investing in other countries. The Japanese immigration effect is particularly strong in Baja California. Since 1978, many young artists have come from Japan to Mexico and mainly live in Mexico City. They found it easier for their careers to progress in Mexico than in Japan. More people go to museums in Mexico than in Japan.

The Liceo Mexicano Japonés is in Mexico City and some Japanese from different parts of Mexico like to send their children to this school.

The Japanese in Mexico live mainly in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Chiapas, Baja California and Puebla. They speak in Japanese and in Mexican Spanish.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Japanese will not place so much emphasis on materialism and that they will come to Jesus Christ.

References
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese_immigration_to_mexico

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Country: Mexico
Continent: North America
Region: America, Latin
Persecution Rank:39 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 50,000
Population all Countries: 124,384,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Japanese
People Name General: Japanese
Ethnic Code: MSY45a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Japanese (50,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): jpn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism70.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small23.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican3.00 %
Independent16.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox2.00 %
Other Christian24.00 %
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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