Filipinos in Japan
|Regions with significant populations|
|Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Okinawa|
|Tagalog(Filipino), other languages of the Philippines, English, Japanese|
|Roman Catholicism · Christianity · Buddhism|
Filipinos in Japan (在日フィリピン人 Zainichi Firipinjin?) formed a population of 202,592 individuals at year-end 2007, making them Japan's third-largest foreign community along with Brazilians, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Justice. Their population reached as high as 245,518 in 1998, but fell to 144,871 individuals in 2000 before beginning to recover slightly when Japan cracked down on human trafficking. In 2006, Japanese/Filipino marriages were the most frequent of all international marriages in Japan. As of March 12, 2011, the Filipino population of Japan was 305,972.
According to figures published by the Central Bank of the Philippines, overseas Filipino workers in Japan remitted more than US$1 billion between 1990 and 1999; one newspaper described the contributions of overseas workers as a "major source of life support for the Philippines' ailing economy." Though most Filipinos in Japan are short-term residents, the history of their community extends back further; during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, some Filipino students studied in Japanese universities.
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- Aiko Otake - gravure idol
- Alan Shirahama - actor and dancer - GENERATIONS member
- Alice Komuro - AV actress
- Anna Suda - dancer actress - E-Girls' Happiness member
- Ben Zama - track and field athlete
- Chieko Ochi - model
- Elaiza Ikeda - fashion model
- Emi Watanabe- figure skater
- Etsuo Shima - actor
- Hiromi - an out-lesbian fashion model and DJ
- Hiroshi Urabe - kick boxer
- Isao Urabe - kick boxer
- Jun Yoshino - video game producer
- Junichi Tanaka - soccer player
- Keiko Wakita - fashion model
- Kenji Roa - Vocalist of band Virgil
- Kento Nakajima - actor singer
- Leah Dizon - singer actor model
- Lina Aishima - a gyaru fashion model
- Loveli - fashion model and television personality
- Maharu Yoshimura - table tennis player
- Maiko Nakamura - R&B singer
- Maryjun Takahashi - fashion model
- Masunoyama Tomoharu - sumo wrestler
- Mayo Okawa - fashion model
- Megumi Nakajima - voice actor
- Mike Sakan - basketball player
- Mokomichi Hayami - actor and model
- Mucha Mori - basketball player
- Nicole Abe - gyaru fashion model
- Raymond Conde - jazz singer
- Rika Mamiya - fashion model and singer
- Rikako Sasaki - singer
- Rion Sakamoto - Japanese gravure idol
- Ryuya Ogawa - baseball player
- Satoshi Otomo - soccer player
- Sayaka Akimoto - AKB48 member
- Syuri - professional wrestler
- Takayasu Akira - sumo wrestler
- Tomohiko Hoshina - judoka master
- Yu Takahashi - model and actress
- Yuji Takahashi - soccer player
- Racial issues in Japan
- Japanese settlement in the Philippines
- Japan–Philippines relations
- Smile (TBS), a TV series which focused on a half-Japanese, half-Filipino man
- "平成２３年末現在における外国人登録者統計について 法務省". Japan: Ministry of Justice. 2012-02-22.
- 平成１９年末現在における外国人登録者統計について (About the statistics of registered foreigners at 2007 year-end) (PDF). Japan: Ministry of Justice. June 2008.
- THIS FOREIGN LAND Inevitably, newcomers play growing role. Japan: Japan Times. January 2008.
- "Embassy taps help of Pinoy groups in Japan". Japan: ABS-CBN News. March 12, 2011.
- "Japan-Philippines Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan. July 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
- Rodriguez, Ronald (2001-09-15). "Why Filipinos in Japan Matter". Philippines Today. Retrieved 2007-04-04.
- de Asis, Leocadio (1979). From Bataan to Tokyo: Diary of a Filipino Student in Wartime Japan. University of Kansas.
- JFsekai.com The Home of the Japanese-Filipino Community
- SilanganPilipino.com Ang bagong tambayan ng Pinoy.
- Oyaye: Filipino Social Networking Community Abroad