Japanese in Spain

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People Name: Japanese
Country: Spain
10/40 Window: No
Population: 5,500
World Population: 122,852,000
Primary Language: Japanese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Christian Adherents: 1.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.50 %
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 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.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will find ways of getting the Japanese to seek the gospel.
* Pray against too much fondness for materialism among the Japanese.

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