Japanese in Peru


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Introduction / History

The Japanese Peruvians originated in Japan and either emigrated to Peru or were born in Peru. Peruvians in Japan are the second largest Japanese people group in South America, those in Brazil being the largest.
Peru was the first country in Latin America to have diplomatic relations with Japan and to allow Japanese immigration. Japanese families first came to Peru in 1899. There were about eight hundred of them. They came from Hiroshima, Okinawa, Osaka, Gifu and Kanagawa. Many came as farmers and later went to live in the cities of Peru like the capital Lima.


What Are Their Lives Like?

These days, the Japanese in Peru have different jobs such as having high rankings in finance, academia and catering. They are well educated and have major economic positions. As a result of the Peruvian economy not doing well in the 1980s, many Japanese Peruvians went to the U.S.A. and to Japan. Some returned to Peru.
The Japanese in Peru have made a big impact economically and culturally in Peru. One of them became president of this South American nation.
The Peruvian Japanese have strong community associations. They keep to themselves and are proud of their cultural heritage. They work hard and are trustworthy. Economic and social links between Peru and Japan are strong.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The belief of most Japanese in Peru is a mixture of Mahayana Buddhism and ancestor worship. Those in an urban environment can become secular in their worldview.


What Are Their Needs?

The Japanese in Peru need the spiritual hunger and the willingness to buck community pressure to embrace Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

There are many Japanese evangelical Christians in Brazil. Pray that some may want to go to Peru and evangelize their Japanese neighbors.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Japanese in Peru a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by Christ.
Pray for disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Japanese in Peru.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Japanese
People Name in Country Japanese
Pronunciation jae-puh-NEEZ
Alternate Names Ko; Nihonjin; Nikkei; Wa; Wajin; Yamato; जपानीस
Population this Country 163,000
Population all Countries 119,242,000
Total Countries 48
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 12322
ROP3 Code 104189
ROP25 Code 303334
ROP25 Name Japanese
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Peru
Region America, Latin
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Japanese in Peru
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
69.50 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
1.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
24.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Japanese (163,000 speakers)
Language Code jpn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Japanese (163,000 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)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
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
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
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
Photo Source N-Y-C - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group location: IMB / Joshua Project. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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