Eurasian in Japan


Population
126,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

It was fairly common right after WW2 for American servicemen to marry Japanese women, producing Eurasian children. Today Eurasians can be the offspring of a Japanese woman and an American serviceman, or a Japanese businessman and a western woman. There is more than one pattern.

Racially, culturally, and ethnically, the Japanese are one of the most homogenous people groups in the world. They identify themselves in terms of biological heritage, birth in Japan, a shared culture, and a common language (Japanese). For this reason, it is hard for people of mixed race to be accepted or find a spouse in ethnically pure Japan.


Where Are they Located?

People who are half Japanese can be found anywhere in urban Japan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Japan is a country noted for their desire to remain ethnically pure as they have for many centuries. For this reason, those who are not pure Japanese are perceived as different. Ironically, the Japanese perceive women of mixed races as attractive, and in recent years they have sent two mixed race women to represent Japan in beauty contests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Eurasians in Japan follow Japan's two major religions, Shintoism and Buddhism, yet they are seldom dedicated in their beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Eurasians in Japan need a sense of identity. Jesus can be their identity, and give them a sense of acceptance and love that they lack in Japan.


Prayer Points

* Pray for believers to reach out the Eurasians with the love of Christ.
* Pray that Eurasians in Japan will find the love and acceptance they need to thrive spiritually and experience joy and wholeness.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11164/JA
http://thoughtcatalog.com/michelle-reimann/2014/10/what-its-like-to-be-half-japanese/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_(mixed_ancestry)
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahfung/problems-only-eurasian-people-actually-understand?utm_term=.kh7yqjAMD#.ujoD7x9b0
http://multiracial.com/site/index.php/2002/08/01/the-ugly-truth-behind-the-eurasian-beauty-myth/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37283518
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Miyamoto


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Eurasian
People Name in Country Eurasian
Population in Japan 126,000
World Population 1,792,800
Total Countries 14
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Anglicized Chinese, Anglo-Burmese, Anglo-Indian, Euronesian, Indian
People ID 11164
ROP3 Code 102965
Country Japan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Japan
Region Northeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Japanese (126,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese (126,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1837-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1879-1993)
Complete Bible Yes   (1883-1987)
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Possible Print Bibles
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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: View in Japanese
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: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
45.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
20.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source: Keith Carey  
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