Eurasian in Japan


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Introduction / History

It was fairly common right after WW2 for American servicemen to marry Japanese women, producing Eurasian children. Today Eurasians can be the offspring of a Japanese woman and an American serviceman, or a Japanese businessman and a western woman. There is more than one pattern.

Racially, culturally, and ethnically, the Japanese are one of the most homogenous people groups in the world. They identify themselves in terms of biological heritage, birth in Japan, a shared culture, and a common language (Japanese). For this reason, it is hard for people of mixed race to be accepted or find a spouse in ethnically pure Japan.


Where Are they Located?

People who are half Japanese can be found anywhere in urban Japan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Japan is a country noted for their desire to remain ethnically pure as they have for many centuries. For this reason, those who are not pure Japanese are perceived as different. Ironically, the Japanese perceive women of mixed races as attractive, and in recent years they have sent two mixed race women to represent Japan in beauty contests.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Eurasians in Japan follow Japan's two major religions, Shintoism and Buddhism, yet they are seldom dedicated in their beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Eurasians in Japan need a sense of identity. Jesus can be their identity, and give them a sense of acceptance and love that they lack in Japan.


Prayer Points

Pray for believers to reach out the Eurasians with the love of Christ.
Pray that Eurasians in Japan will find the love and acceptance they need to thrive spiritually and experience joy and wholeness.


Scripture Prayers for the Eurasian in Japan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11164/JA
http://thoughtcatalog.com/michelle-reimann/2014/10/what-its-like-to-be-half-japanese/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_(mixed_ancestry)
https://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahfung/problems-only-eurasian-people-actually-understand?utm_term=.kh7yqjAMD#.ujoD7x9b0
http://multiracial.com/site/index.php/2002/08/01/the-ugly-truth-behind-the-eurasian-beauty-myth/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37283518
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Miyamoto


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Eurasian
People Name in Country Eurasian
Alternate Names Anglicized Chinese; Anglo-Burmese; Anglo-Indian; Euronesian; Indian
Population this Country 122,000
Population all Countries 1,746,000
Total Countries 13
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 11164
ROP3 Code 102965
ROP25 Code 302370
ROP25 Name Eurasian
Country Japan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Japan
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
45.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
35.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Japanese (122,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (122,000 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)
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Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
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Profile Source Keith Carey 
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