Japanese in Spain





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Japanese in Spain are mainly a mixture of managers of companies, students and those of Japanese descent. There are also Japanese who have come to Spain from the Spanish speaking Americas.

Japanese people first came to Spain in the early seventeenth century. The first Japanese business in Spain was in the late 1960s and since then Japanese businesses have come to the Catalonia region of Spain. Later Japanese from South and Central America came to Spain to get away from the troubles. During this time Japanese business people and students came to Spain. Most Japanese live in Barcelona and a few in other parts of Catalonia. There are also some living in the capital Madrid.

There is an Association of Japanese companies in Barcelona. Also in Barcelona there are other Japanese associations and they have a golf club. Two Japanese International Schools are in Spain, one in Madrid and one in Barcelona where there is also a Japanese library. They have their own restaurants in Spain too.

The Japanese here speak Japanese and Spanish. They are usually followers of Buddhism or Shintoism. Many are now secular.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will find ways of getting the Japanese to seek the gospel.
* Pray against too much fondness for materialism among the Japanese.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Spain 5,400
World Population 124,291,000
Countries 44
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

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Japanese (5,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Japanese 5,400
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: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
70.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
4.00 %
Other / Small
24.50 %
0.00 %

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