More Japanese live in the Dominican Republic than anywhere else in Central America and the Caribbean except for Cuba. They speak Japanese and Spanish and follow Buddhism. Some are Catholics too.
After World War II, the Japanese migrated to the Dominican Republic, which had a treaty with Japan to open its doors to Japanese workers for agricultural labor. The Japanese had been promised houses and land but promises were broken after the civil war in the Dominican Republic. Many Japanese went to other Latin American countries and after the early nineteen sixties, only a few Japanese stayed in the Dominican Republic. Most of them live in Constanza.
The Japanese migrants sued the Japanese government for the suffering caused in the Dominican Republic and were compensated financially. The Dominican Republic receives much aid from Japan. There is a Japanese college here in the capital, Santo Domingo.
* Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Dominican Republic.
* Pray that the sufferings of the Japanese in the Dominican Republic will cause them to come to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will find ways of getting the Japanese to realize the relevance of Christianity too.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Japanese|
|People Name in Country||Japanese|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Ko; Nihonjin; जपानीस|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
Primary Language: Japanese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1879-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Father's 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|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|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|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|