Filipinos in Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Gifu Prefecture have a registered population of 14,553 individuals as of 2022, the 7th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Ibaraki and behind Shizuoka.[1]

Major cities

The greatest concentration of Filipinos in Gifu Prefecture is in the area near its border with Aichi Prefecture.

The most populous cities in Gifu Prefecture are Kani, with 4,018 Filipino residents, and its adjacent city of Minokamo, with 2,535 Filipino residents.[1:1]

The capital city of Gifu is home to 2,048 Filipinos, followed by Mizuho with 886 and Toki with 802.[1:2]


Cities of Gifu Prefecture with sizable Filipino population.[1:3][2] Darker color indicates higher population.

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Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture (岐阜県, Gifu-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. Gifu Prefecture has a population of 1,991,390 (as of 1 June 2019) and has a geographic area of 10,621 square kilometers.[3]

Gifu Prefecture borders Toyama Prefecture to the north; Ishikawa Prefecture to the northwest, Fukui Prefecture and Shiga Prefecture to the west, Mie Prefecture to the southwest, Aichi Prefecture to the south, and Nagano Prefecture to the east.

Gifu is the capital and largest city of Gifu Prefecture, with other major cities including Ōgaki, Kakamigahara, and Tajimi.[3:1]

Gifu Prefecture’s economy is dominated by the manufacturing sector including aerospace and automotive, with industrial complexes extending from the Nagoya area.[3:2]


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

Population by city, town and village

All cities, towns and villages of Gifu Prefecture are inhabited by Filipinos.[1:4]

City, town or village 2022 2021
Gifu Prefecture 14,553 13,564
Kani 4,018 3,814
Minokamo 2,535 2,338
Gifu 2,048 1,997
Mizuho 886 820
Toki 802 747
Kakamigahara 592 541
Ōgaki 591 485
Mizunami 468 422
Seki 332 271
Nakatsugawa 273 255
Tajimi 235 225
Kitagata Town 180 170
Hashima 160 142
Mitake Town 140 110
Ena 128 135
Ginan Town 118 116
Sakahogi Town 86 77
Motosu 85 74
Kasamatsu Town 82 75
Ōno Town 70 72
Takayama 66 71
Wanouchi Town 54 52
Shirakawa Town 54 47
Gujō 52 54
Tarui Town 52 44
Gōdo Town 48 53
Kaizu 47 40
Yōrō Town 45 37
Kawabe Town 41 24
Yamagata 39 35
Anpachi Town 38 40
Gero 37 38
Ikeda Town 31 26
Yaotsu Town 31 25
Ibigawa Town 20 21
Mino 18 13
Hiida 16 21
Tomika Town 15 13
Sekigahara Town 8 12
Hichisō Town 6 6
Higashishirakawa Village 4 4
Shirakawa Village 2 2

Historical population

Gifu Prefecture’s position in the manufacturing area of central Japan has seen its Filipino population double since the mid-2000s.


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

People, news and events


The Ministry of Health, Labour ang Welfare has recognized a Filipino worker’s death as karoshi, or death by overwork. Joey Tocnang, a 27-year-old Filipino technical intern trainee working at a casting company, clocked up to 122 hours of overtime per month before he died of heart failure in April 2014. (17 October 2016)[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 Gifu 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. Gifu Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

  4. Map of Japan with Gifu 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 Gifu and Tokyo. © reon (Timog.net) CC-BY-SA-3.0. ↩︎

  7. 2014 death of overworked Filipino trainee recognized as ‘karoshi’ by labor ministry. The Japan Times. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2024. ↩︎