Japanese in Argentina

Main Language
Largest Religion
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Argentina.

* 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 this Country 38,000
Population all Countries 122,406,000
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
Country Argentina
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Argentina
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Japanese (38,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (38,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Japanese

Primary Language:  Japanese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1837-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1879-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1883-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Biblica Japanese
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Colloquial Japanese (1955)
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
15.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.20 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
2.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Photo Source Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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