Japanese people in Pakistan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Japanese people in Pakistan
Total population
903 (2009)
Regions with significant populations
Islamabad, Karachi
Japanese, English, Urdu
Related ethnic groups
Japanese people, Japanese diaspora

Japanese in Pakistan (Urdu: جاپانی‎) form a small expatriate community. As of 2009, 903 Japanese lived in the country, according to the statistics of Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1] Additionally, statistics from Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs show that roughly 20,000 Japanese tourists entered the country during 2007-08, primarily to visit Buddhist sites.[2]

During the 1980s and 1990s, the population of Japanese living in Karachi alone exceeded over 2,000. Now, the community has shrunk.[3]


There are expatriate Japanese schools in Karachi and Islamabad for the native speakers of Japanese and children of Japanese citizens: Islamabad Japanese School and Karachi Japanese School. These schools are accredited by Japan's Ministry of Education and Science and receive funding from the Japanese government.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "パキスタン・イスラム共和国基礎データ", 各国・地域情勢, Tokyo, Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 2009, retrieved 2010-05-28 
  2. ^ Year book 2007-08, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan), retrieved 2010-05-28 
  3. ^ Karachi: Enclave for Japanese investors at Port Qasim
  4. ^ Parekh, Rauf (2008-08-26), "A Japanese scholar of Urdu", Dawn, retrieved 2010-05-28 
  5. ^ "片岡弘次教授がパキスタン政府から表彰される", Daito Bunka University News, 2010-04-28, retrieved 2010-05-28 
  6. ^ Administration, University of Karachi, retrieved 2010-05-28 
  7. ^ "Japanese scholar of Urdu passes away", Dawn, 2005-01-16, retrieved 2010-05-28 
  8. ^ Mr. Akira Yamamura decorated with Sitara-e-Pakistan, Pak Japan Business Forum, 2001-12-17, archived from the original on 2008-08-03, retrieved 2010-05-28 

External links[edit]