When you think of expatriates living in Japan, what nationalities do you think of?
According to the Kyodo News, there were 2,217,000 foreigners registered in Japan at the end of 2008, and the top five spots go to:
- Chinese (655,000 residents)
- Koreans (589,000 residents)
- Brazilians (313,000 residents)
- Filipinos (211,000 residents)
- Peruvians (60,000 residents)
US citizens only make up about 2.5% of the foreign population in Japan.