Japanese in Peru

Population

147,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Japanese Peruvians originated in Japan and either emigrated to Peru or were born in Peru. Peruvians in Japan are the second largest Japanese people group in South America, those in Brazil being the largest.

Peru was the first country in Latin America to have diplomatic relations with Japan and to allow Japanese immigration. Japanese families came to Peru in 1899 first. There were about eight hundred of them. They came from Hiroshima, Okinawa, Osaka, Gifu and Kanagawa. Many came as farmers and later went to live in the cities of Peru like the capital Lima.

After the beginning of World War Two, Japanese Peruvians were sent to internment camps in the U.S.A. They were kept there for more than two years. At the end of the war, only about 80 went back to Peru while 400 stayed in the United States and were classed as stateless refugees.

These days, the Japanese in Peru have different jobs such as having high rankings in finance, academia and catering. They are well educated and have major economic positions. As a result of the Peruvian economy not doing well in the 1980s, many Japanese Peruvians went to the U.S.A. and to Japan with some of them coming back.

The Japanese in Peru have made a big impact economically and culturally in Peru. When the Japanese first came to Peru there was poverty in Japan.

The Peruvian Japanese have strong community associations. They keep to themselves and are proud of their cultural heritage. They work hard and are trustworthy. Economic and social links between Peru and Japan are strong.


Prayer Points

* There are many Japanese evangelical Christians in Brazil. Pray that some may want to go to Peru and evangelize their Japanese neighbors too.

References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/japanese_peruvian
http://www.latinamericalinks.com/japanese_in_Peru.htm


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Peru 147,000
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

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese (147,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 147,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
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
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture EasyBibles
Scripture International Bible Society
Scripture World Missionary Press Booklets
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-23

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
16.0 %
Orthodox
2.0 %
Other Christian
24.0 %
Protestant
29.0 %
Roman Catholic
26.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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