Ethnic groups of Japan

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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%,[1] 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.[2]

Ethnic groups in Japan (2004)[1]
Ethnic groups
Japanese
  
98.5%
Koreans
  
0.5%
Chinese
  
0.4%
Other
  
0.6%

Filipinos[edit]

Main article: Filipinos in Japan

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.

Koreans[edit]

Main article: Koreans in Japan

Ryukyuan[edit]

Main article: Ryukyuan people

Orok[edit]

Main article: Orok people

Nivkh[edit]

Main article: Nivkh people

Chinese[edit]

Main article: Chinese in Japan

The Chinese people in Japan are the second largest ethnic minority in Japan. They comprise 0.4% of Japan's population. Chinese people are mostly concentrated in Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama areas.

Ainu[edit]

Ainu is an aboriginal ethnic Japanese tribe that make up a portion of the Japanese demography

Brazilians[edit]

Main article: Brazilians in Japan

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, 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.

Peruvians[edit]

Main article: Peruvians in Japan

Americans[edit]

Main article: Americans in Japan

Bangladeshis[edit]

Main article: Bangladeshis in Japan

Burmese[edit]

Indians[edit]

Main article: Indians in Japan

Indonesians[edit]

Main article: Indonesians in Japan

Iranians[edit]

Main article: Iranians in Japan

Kurds[edit]

Main article: Kurds in Japan

Mongolians[edit]

Main article: Mongolians in Japan

Nepalis[edit]

Main article: Nepalis in Japan

Pakistanis[edit]

Main article: Pakistanis in Japan

Vietnamese[edit]

Britons[edit]

Main article: Britons in Japan

French[edit]

Irish[edit]

Main article: Irish people in Japan

Colombians[edit]

Russians[edit]

Main article: Russians in Japan

Turks[edit]

Main article: Turks in Japan

Nigerians[edit]

Main article: Nigerians in Japan

Jews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "East & Southeast Asia :: JAPAN". CIA The World Factbook. 
  2. ^ Arudou, Debito (5 October 2010). "Census blind to Japan's true diversity". The Japan Times. Retrieved 17 April 2016.