Filipinos in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Fukuoka Prefecture have a registered population of 6,143 individuals as of 2022, the 13th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Hyōgo and behind Mie.[1]

Major cities

More than half of the population of Filipinos in Fukuoka Prefecture is found in the capital city of Fukuoka, with 1,438 Filipinos, the nearby city of Kurume with 1,286 Filipinos, and Kitakyushu with 746.[1:1]


Cities of Fukuoka Prefecture with sizable Filipino population.[1:2][2] Darker color indicates higher population.

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Fukuoka Prefecture

Fukuoka Prefecture (Japanese: 福岡県, Fukuoka-ken), located on the island of Kyūshū, has a population of 5,109,323 (1 June 2019) and has a geographic area of 4,986 km2. Fukuoka Prefecture borders Saga Prefecture to the southwest, Kumamoto Prefecture to the south, and Ōita Prefecture to the southeast.[3]

Fukuoka is the capital and largest city of Fukuoka Prefecture, and the largest city on Kyūshū, with other major cities including Kitakyushu, Kurume, and Ōmuta.[3:1]

Fukuoka Prefecture’s industries include automobiles, semiconductors, and steel. One of Japan’s top 5 universities, Kyushu University, is located in Fukuoka.[3:2]


Map of Japan with Fukuoka Prefecture in red.[4]

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos are present in all cities, towns and villages of Fukuoka Prefecture.[1:3]

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 6,143 5,405
Fukuoka 1,438 1,302
Kurume 1,286 1,140
Kitakyushu 746 614
Ōmuta 149 140
Ogōri 147 128
Tachiarai Town 147 125
Yame 130 112
Iizuka 129 118
Asakura 122 107
Yukihashi 108 108
Itoshima 99 91
Chikushino 97 73
Tagawa 89 81
Yanagawa 87 64
Kasuga 85 76
Nōgata 69 63
Ukiha 66 64
Chikuzen Town 59 53
Miyawaka 57 47
Chikugo 56 55
Kama 55 47
Ōnojō 51 46
Shime Town 51 44
Munakata 42 47
Daizaifu 42 46
Koga 41 40
Kanda Town 41 27
Kasuya Town 40 33
Fukutsu 39 27
Nakagawa 39 33
Umi Town 39 34
Okagaki Town 39 17
Fukuchi Town 35 31
Nakama 33 33
Miyama 30 29
Ōkawa 29 25
Chikujō Town 29 17
Buzen 27 15
Sue Town 27 20
Hirokawa Town 25 25
Kawasaki Town 23 23
Sasaguri Town 22 22
Miyako Town 21 27
Mizumaki Town 19 17
Ōki Town 19 10
Onga Town 16 14
Shingū Town 15 16
Kurate Twon 15 6
Kōge Town 10 12
Akiya Town 9 10
Keisen Town 9 11
Kawara Town 9 8
Yoshitomi Town 8 6
Itoda Town 7 9
Ōtō Town 6 6
Soeda Town 5 2
Hisayama Town 4 3
Kotake Town 3 3
Tōhō Village 2 2
Aka Village 1 1

Historical population

The population of Filipinos in Fukuoka Prefecture has increased slowly during the past 40 years and is now in the low thousands.


Population of Filipinos in Fukuoka Prefecture and Tokyo from 1984 up to present.[5][6]

People, news and events


A 26-year-old Filipina technical intern trainee who was working at a nursing home in Fukuoka Prefecture filed a lawsuit against a social welfare corporation in the same prefecture and a supervisory organization in Oita Prefecture after she was told to quit and return home when she became pregnant. (17 October 2022) [7]

References


  1. 第3表 市区町村別 国籍・地域別 在留外国人 (Table 3: Foreign Residents by City, Ward, Town, Village and by Nationality/Region. 3 December 2022) (XLSX). e-Stat政府統計の総合窓口. Immigration Services Agency of Japan (7 July 2023). Retrieved 13 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  2. Cities of Fukuoka Prefecture with sizable Filipino population. © reon (Timog.net) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Original graphic © lincun (Wikipedia Commons) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Data used: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. ↩︎

  3. Fukuoka Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  4. Map of Japan with Fukuoka Prefecture in red. © lincun (Wikipedia Commons) CC-BY-SA-3.0. Data used: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. ↩︎

  5. 都道府県別 国籍(出身地)別 外国人登録者 (Registered Foreigners by Prefecture and Nationality (Place of Birth) 1984 to 2023) e-Stat政府統計の総合窓口. Immigration Services Agency of Japan. Retrieved 18 December 2023. No available data for the years 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993. ↩︎

  6. Population of Filipinos in Fukuoka and Tokyo. © reon (Timog.net) CC-BY-SA-3.0. ↩︎

  7. Filipina intern sues after being forced to quit when pregnant. Kozuki Hideoki. Asahi Shimbun. 17 October 2022. Retrieved 4 February 2024. ↩︎