Japanese in Argentina





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Japanese in Argentina live mainly Pablo Nouges city in the capital of Buenos Aires where there is a temple and in La Plata Partido. Their religions are Buddhism and Shintoism while some are Catholics. There are a few among them who are Evangelicals. They speak Japanese and Spanish. The Japanese have mixed a lot with Europeans and now many are not pure Japanese.

The Japanese began coming to Argentina early in the twentieth century and were from Okinawa and Kagoshima. Before World War Two, the Japanese worked in business and other work such as in factories. During the war Argentina was neutral for a time, meaning there was little trouble for the Japanese here. Later on in the war for about two years there was a ban on Japanese meetings and newspapers among other restrictions.

In the 1960s and after, more Japanese came to live in Argentina. The financial opportunities in agriculture caused many Japanese to want to live here. In Buenos Aires there are Japanese associations and language schools and there is also the Buenos Aires Japanese gardens.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Japanese evangelicals in Argentina will lead other Japanese in the country to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that these Japanese evangelicals in Argentina could somehow.make an impact for the gospel in Japan.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Argentina 36,000
World Population 124,291,000
Countries 44
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Japanese
People Name General Japanese
Ethnic Code MSY45a
People ID 12322

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (36,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 36,000
For Primary Language: Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Gateway Scripture Text / Printed Matter
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Biblica Japanese Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955) Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Audio Recordings
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Japanese Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
15.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.20 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
45.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
2.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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