Japanese in Mexico



Population

50,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Mexico 50,000
World Population 124,713,000
Countries 40
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin
Affinity Bloc East Asian Peoples
People Cluster Japanese
People Name General Japanese
Ethnic Code MSY45a
People ID 12322
Country Mexico
Region Central and South America
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (50,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 50,000

For Main Lanugage: 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: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
23.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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