Number of immigrants from Japan in 2017, by country of destination

This statistic shows the number of people from Japan living abroad in 2017, by country of destination. That year, the largest number of Japanese immigrants lived in the United States, totaling around 370 thousand, followed by 60 thousand Japanese living in Brazil.

Number of people from Japan living abroad in 2017, by country of destination (in 1,000s)*

Number of Japanese immigrants in thousands
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Release date

February 2018

Region

Worldwide, Japan

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

*According to the United Nations Population Division, an international migrant (immigrant or emigrant) is someone who has been living for one year or longer in a country other than the one in which he or she was born. This means that many foreign workers and international students are counted as migrants. Tourists, foreign-aid workers, temporary workers employed abroad for less than a year and overseas military personnel typically are not counted as migrants.

The figures refer to the total cumulative number of immigrants living in the country rather than the annual rate of migration or "flows" in a given year.
The ranking includes the countries with more than 10,000 Japanese immigrants.

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