Japanese in Paraguay

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Introduction / History

The government of Paraguay did not allow the Japanese to live in their country until the last century. As in many countries the Japanese were not looked on favorably in World War Two in Paraguay. The Japanese were allowed to live in Paraguay in the late 1950s. Many of the Japanese there work in agriculture and live in rural regions. The Japanese Paraguayans speak Japanese and also Spanish which is the main language of Paraguay.

Where Are they Located?

Many of the Japanese have gone to live in the capital Asuncion and some in other cities and the rural regions. Many Japanese came from Bolivia. A lot are of Spanish and German descent, originally having been descended from Japan.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The older Japanese are Buddhists and others in the Shinto religion. Japanese festivals to do with their religion have been celebrated. Later on some of the Japanese Paraguayans became Roman Catholics which is the main religion in Paraguay.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Japanese in Paraguay do not make materialism their god.
* Pray that they realize Jesus Christ is the way to Salvation and is a relationship.


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People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Population in Paraguay 15,000
World Population 125,002,900
Total Countries 44
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Japanese (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Japanese (15,000 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)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
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World Bibles
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
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
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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