Ethnic groups of Japan
Though it is said that Ethnic Japanese make up 98.5% of the total population and that the rest are Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%, in fact these numbers are not known. The Ministry of Justice in Japan conflates nationality with ethnicity, and they have no official data on the actual ethnic breakdown of people in Japan.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Filipinos
- 3 Koreans
- 4 Ryukyuan
- 5 Orok
- 6 Nivkh
- 7 Chinese
- 8 Ainu
- 9 Brazilians
- 10 Peruvians
- 11 Americans
- 12 Bangladeshis
- 13 Burmese
- 14 Indians
- 15 Indonesians
- 16 Iranians
- 17 Kurds
- 18 Mongolians
- 19 Nepalis
- 20 Pakistanis
- 21 Vietnamese
- 22 Britons
- 23 French
- 24 Irish
- 25 Colombians
- 26 Russians
- 27 Turks
- 28 Nigerians
- 29 Jews
- 30 References
|Korea (South Korea/Chōsen)||530,421||26.0%||0.42%|
|Total (as of 2012)||2,038,159||100%||1.6%|
The above statistics do not include the approximately 30,000 U.S. military stationed in Japan, nor do they account for illegal immigrants. The statistics also do not take into account minority groups who are Japanese citizens such as the Ainu (an aboriginal people primarily living in Hokkaido), the Ryukyuans (who may or may not be considered ethnically Yamato people), naturalized citizens from backgrounds including but not limited to Korean and Chinese, and citizen descendants of immigrants. The total legal resident population of 2012 is estimated at 127.6 million.
The Filipinos in Japan 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. 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.
The Koreans in Japan are one of the largest ethnic minorities in the country. Most of them arrived in the early 20th century.
As of 2010, there are 565,989 Koreans in Japan who are not Japanese citizens.
Ainu is an aboriginal ethnic Japanese tribe that make up a portion of the Japanese demography
There is a significant community of Brazilians in Japan, which is home to the second largest Brazilian community outside of Brazil. They also constitute the largest number of Portuguese speakers in Asia, even 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 of Japan.
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