Brazilians in Japan

Brazilians in Japan
Total population
207,081 (in June, 2022)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Nagoya, Hamamatsu,[2] Toyohashi,
Toyota,[3] Ōizumi,[4] Echizen, Takaoka
Portuguese, Japanese
Roman Catholicism, Japanese new religions[5]
Buddhism and Shinto
Related ethnic groups
Brazilians, Japanese people, Japanese Brazilians, Peruvians in Japan

There is a significant community of Brazilians in Japan, consisting largely but not exclusively of Brazilians of Japanese descent. Brazilians with Japanese descent are known as Nikkei Brazilians.[6] They constitute the largest number of native Portuguese speakers in Asia, greater than those of formerly Portuguese East Timor, Macao and Goa combined. Likewise, Brazil maintains its status as home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan.

  1. ^ 令和4年6月末現在における在留外国人数について
  2. ^ Brooke, James. "Hamamatsu Journal; Sons and Daughters of Japan, Back From Brazil." The New York Times. November 27, 2001.
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference onishi was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "JAPÃO: IMIGRANTES BRASILEIROS POPULARIZAM LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA". Archived from the original on 2009-03-17. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
  5. ^ Matsue 2006, p. 123
  6. ^ Ikeuchi, Suma (2019). Jesus Loves Japan: Return and Global Pentecostalism in a Brazilian Diaspora. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. pp. 1–7.

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