There is a small community of Japanese people in Egypt, mainly of expatriates from Japan and Egyptian-born citizens of Japanese ancestry, mostly Japanese company employees. According to Japan's Ministry of Foreign affairs, there are about 1,051 Japanese residents in Egypt as of 2009.
Following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, many Japanese nationals in Egypt left the country. About 470 Japanese nationals fled the growing unrest in Cairo on three Japanese government-charted airplanes arranged by the Japanese Foreign Ministry's emergency task force in February 2011. The Japanese government is also scrambling to check the safety of all Japanese nationals living in Egypt in the wake of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation