Japanese in Paraguay

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People Name: Japanese
Country: Paraguay
10/40 Window: No
Population: 16,000
World Population: 124,384,100
Primary Language: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 1.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Japanese
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
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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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