Japanese in Argentina

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Main Language
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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
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
People ID 12322

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Japanese (36,000 speakers)
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese (36,000 speakers)
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
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
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter 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 EasyBibles
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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