Japanese people in Pakistan

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Japanese people in Pakistan
Total population
917 (2013)
Regions with significant populations
Islamabad, Karachi
Urdu, English, Japanese
Related ethnic groups
Japanese people, Japanese diaspora

Japanese people in Pakistan (Urdu: جاپانی‎) form a small expatriate community, as well with people born in Pakistan with Japanese ancestry. As of 2013, 917 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.

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  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. ^ "13 places to explore in 2018 - Pakistan - The Tourist". The Tourist. 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2018-01-06.
  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, archived from the original on 2010-05-21, 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

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