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.
* 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|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-03-27|
|People Name General||Japanese|
|People Name in Country||Japanese|
|Population in Spain||5,400|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Ko, Nihonjin, जपानीस|
|Primary Language||Japanese (5,400 speakers)|
|Language Code||jpn Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Japanese|
Primary Language: Japanese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1879-1993)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|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||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||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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|