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On this publish, we give an summary of the cities and wards the place resident foreigners stay in Japan and which cities within the high 100 misplaced and gained the best variety of foreigners.

The rankings beneath are primarily based on knowledge from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan, as of June 2021.

As a way to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus, Japan closed its borders to new immigration beginning in mid-2020 and all of 2021, with intermittent and short-lived intervals when it allowed some entry of foreigners with resident visas. At the moment, virtually all foreigners are barred from entry, aside from those that have current residence visas or on a case-by-base humanitarian grounds.

Beginning March 1st, Japan began to ease border controls and presently, the Immigration Company permits 7,000 foreigners a day into the nation, principally college students and enterprise individuals. Nevertheless, vacationers are nonetheless barred from visiting Japan.

As of June 2021, there have been 2,823,565 foreigners dwelling in Japan with resident standing. This was a decline of about 3.7% in comparison with December 2019, previous to the beginning of the pandemic.

Foreigner inhabitants of Japan in June 2021 versus December 2019
June 2021 Dec 2019 % Change
International inhabitants of High 100 cities with most overseas residents 1,246,123 1,318,483 -5.5%
Whole inhabitants of all overseas residents in Japan 2,823,565 2,933,137 -3.7%

Of the High 100 cities and wards in Japan with the best variety of residents foreigners, 78 had fewer foreigners in June 2021 than December 2019.

Which cities misplaced the best variety of overseas residents?

Listed here are some key takeaways from the info:

  • The Tokyo 23 Wards, as a complete, with the best inhabitants in Japan of overseas residents in June 2021 (451,621), additionally had the best absolute lower in overseas resident inhabitants, of 45,755 individuals.
  • Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo had the best absolute lack of overseas residents, down 7,409 versus the inhabitants in December 2019.
  • In share phrases, Minami Ward, Nagoya, had the best lower, at -33.7%, whereas Nakano, Shinjuku, and Naka Wards in Tokyo every had drops of about 17% in foreigner inhabitants.
Rank
Inhabitants Loss
June 2021 v.
Dec 2019
Rank in High 100
Cities with Highest
# of International Residents
Metropolis or Ward Metropolis or Prefecture # of International

Residents in

June 2021

# of International

Residents in

Dec 2021

Distinction
1 3 Shinjuku Tokyo 36,090 43,499 -7,409
2 8 Toshima Tokyo 25,455 30,262 -4,807
3 22 Nakano Tokyo 16,894 20,526 -3,632
4 97 Minami Nagoya 6,328 9,545 -3,217
5 25 Suginami Tokyo 16,193 18,999 -2,806
6 7 Itabashi Tokyo 26,610 29,333 -2,723
7 17 Minato Tokyo 18,817 21,512 -2,695
8 2 Edogawa Tokyo 36,776 39,392 -2,616
9 13 Nerima Tokyo 19,704 22,067 -2,363
10 12 Kita Tokyo 21,983 23,978 -1,995
11 59 Naka Nagoya 8,888 10,756 -1,868
12 11 Setagaya Tokyo 22,121 23,965 -1,844
13 9 Ota Tokyo 24,202 26,026 -1,824
14 43 Bunkyo Tokyo 10,197 11,995 -1,798
15 19 Arakawa Tokyo 18,110 19,684 -1,574
16 26 Taito Tokyo 14,567 16,091 -1,524
17 24 Naka Yokohama 16,401 17,884 -1,483
18 39 Shibuya Tokyo 10,430 11,832 -1,402
19 10 Katsushika Tokyo 22,293 23,630 -1,337
20 5 Koto Tokyo 30,785 32,075 -1,290
21 57 Hakata Fukuoka 8,898 10,155 -1,257
22 29 Shinagawa Tokyo 13,349 14,482 -1,133
23 6 Ikuno Ward Osaka 27,264 28,395 -1,131
24 18 Toyota Metropolis Aichi 18,144 19,274 -1,130
25 87 Sakyo Ward Kyoto 7,084 8,101 -1,017
26 60 Fushimi Ward Kyoto 8,834 9,825 -991
27 4 Adachi Tokyo 33,824 34,730 -906
28 84 Kita Ward Okayama 7,143 8,048 -905
29 32 Sumida Tokyo 12,419 13,300 -881
30 20 Ichikawa Metropolis Chiba 17,505 18,303 -798
31 52 Meguro Tokyo 9,267 10,061 -794
32 31 Chuo Ward Kobe 12,793 13,553 -760
33 47 Fukuyama Metropolis Hiroshima 9,648 10,335 -687
34 23 Kawasaki Ward Kawasaki 16,631 17,273 -642
35 15 Toyohashi Metropolis Aichi 18,939 19,564 -625
36 54 Naniwa Ward Osaka 9,108 9,727 -619
37 80 Toyama Metropolis Toyama 7,269 7,883 -614
38 33 Okazaki Metropolis Aichi 12,325 12,895 -570
39 58 Tsu Metropolis Mie 8,898 9,466 -568
40 51 Gifu Metropolis Gifu 9,316 9,880 -564
41 45 Tsukuba Metropolis Ibaraki 9,963 10,514 -551
42 72 Higashi Hiroshima Metropolis Hiroshima 7,552 8,087 -535
43 88 Higashiyodogawa Ward Osaka 7,060 7,535 -475
44 49 Utsunomiya Metropolis Tochigi 9,479 9,943 -464
45 41 Higashi Ward Fukuoka 10,305 10,755 -450
46 37 Minami Ward Yokohama 10,760 11,199 -439
47 63 Hirano Ward Osaka 8,339 8,772 -433
48 86 Higashinari Ward Osaka 7,104 7,491 -387
49 64 Kani Metropolis Gifu 8,164 8,544 -380
50 48 Naka Ward Hamamatsu 9,641 10,010 -369
51 62 Chuo Tokyo 8,533 8,862 -329
52 96 Chuo Ward Chiba 6,631 6,955 -324
53 90 Kohoku Ward Yokohama 7,017 7,314 -297
54 44 Nishio Metropolis Aichi 10,181 10,470 -289
55 56 Chuo Ward Osaka 8,972 9,256 -284
56 75 Toda Metropolis Saitama 7,489 7,766 -277
57 27 Tsurumi Ward Yokohama 13,909 14,185 -276
58 78 Kanagawa Ward Yokohama 7,402 7,676 -274
59 1 Kawaguchi Saitama 38,962 39,217 -255
60 70 Anjo Metropolis Aichi 7,838 8,090 -252
61 30 Hachioji Tokyo 13,264 13,511 -247
62 65 Oizumi-cho, Ora-gun Gunma 8,133 8,367 -234
63 38 Yokkaichi Mie 10,512 10,745 -233
64 92 Nagata Ward Kobe 6,967 7,143 -176
65 16 Higashi Osaka Metropolis Osaka 18,861 19,029 -168
66 69 Kasugai Metropolis Aichi 7,869 8,034 -165
67 21 Matsudo Metropolis Chiba 17,407 17,536 -129
68 36 Himeji Metropolis Hyogo 11,486 11,605 -119
69 50 Minato Ward Nagoya 9,428 9,545 -117
70 83 Nakagawa Ward Nagoya 7,172 7,287 -115
71 14 Funabashi Metropolis Chiba 19,065 19,174 -109
72 74 Yodogawa Ward Osaka 7,496 7,593 -97
73 42 Komaki Metropolis Aichi 10,233 10,288 -55
74 67 Atsugi Metropolis Kanagawa 7,942 7,982 -40
75 82 Nishinomiya Metropolis Hyogo 7,229 7,251 -22
76 68 Yao Metropolis Osaka 7,906 7,926 -20
77 76 Mihama Ward Chiba 7,428 7,445 -17
78 35 Amagasaki Metropolis Hyogo 11,998 12,002 -4

Which cities gained the best variety of overseas residents?

The cities and wards beneath gained inhabitants June 2021 in comparison with December 2019.

  • 19 municipalities within the High 100 cities with the best variety of overseas residents gained extra overseas residents.
  • 3 municipalities which weren’t in High 100 checklist in December 2019, climbed to the High 100 in June 2021: Minami Ward within the metropolis of Sagmihara, Ichikawa in Chiba Prefecture, and Tokorozawa in Saitama
Rank
Inhabitants Achieve
June 2021 v.
Dec 2019
Rank in High 100
Cities with Highest
Resident Foreigner
Inhabitants
Metropolis or Ward Metropolis or Prefecture # of International Residents in June 2021 # of International Residents in Dec 2019 Distinction
1 66 Soka Saitama 8,112 7,677 435
2 40 Nishinari Ward Osaka 10,327 9,935 392
3 73 Maebashi Metropolis Gunma 7,544 7,264 280
4 79 Machida Tokyo 7,333 7,070 263
5 28 Isesaki Metropolis Gunma 13,810 13,595 215
6 53 Kawagoe Metropolis Saitama 9,164 8,971 193
7 34 Ota Metropolis Gunma 12,160 11,970 190
8 77 Yamato Metropolis Kanagawa 7,421 7,281 140
9 94 Higashinada Ward Kobe 6,638 6,505 133
10 71 Warabi Metropolis Saitama 7,660 7,533 127
11 91 Oyama Metropolis Tochigi 7,017 6,942 75
12 89 Ichinomiya Metropolis Aichi 7,036 6,965 71
13 61 Iwata Metropolis Shizuoka 8,753 8,703 50
14 55 Suzuka Metropolis Mie 8,984 8,936 48
15 93 Kurashiki Metropolis Okayama 6,887 6,840 47
16 85 Toyokawa Metropolis Aichi 7,115 7,075 40
17 81 Koshigaya Metropolis Saitama 7,247 7,215 32
18 46 Kashiwa Metropolis Chiba 9,928 9,911 17
19 94 Fujisawa Metropolis Kanagawa 6,864 6,859 5
N/A 98 Minami Ward, Sagamihara Metropolis Sagamihara 6,317 Not in High 100 in 2019 N/A
N/A 99 Ichihara Metropolis Chiba 6,317 Not in High 100 in 2019 N/A
N/A 100 Tokorozawa Metropolis Saitama 6,290 Not in High 100 in 2019 N/A

 


Sources:

Inhabitants of Japan, June 2021, Japan Statistics Bureau (PDF in Japanese)

Statistics on resident foreigner population of Japan, June 2021, e-State Portal Web site of Official Statistics of Japan  (in Japanese)


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