Filipinos in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Kōchi Prefecture have a registered population of 788 individuals as of 2022, the second-smallest (46th largest) group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Tottori and behind Saga.[1]

Major cities

Half of the small population of Filipinos in Kōchi Prefecture is found in the capital of Kōchi, with 296 Filipino residents, and the nearby city of Susaki with 101 Filipino residents.[1:1]


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

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Kōchi Prefecture

Kōchi Prefecture (高知県, Kōchi-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Shikoku. Kōchi Prefecture has a population of 669,516 (1 April 2023) and has a geographic area of 7,103 km2. Kōchi Prefecture borders Ehime Prefecture to the northwest and Tokushima Prefecture to the northeast.[3]

Kōchi is the capital and largest city of Kōchi Prefecture, with other major cities including Nankoku, Shimanto, and Kōnan.[3:1]


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

Population by city and town

Filipinos are found throughout Kōchi Prefecture, except for a number of villages and one town.[1:3]

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 788 698
Kōchi 296 267
Susaki 101 89
Kami 86 74
Kōnan 63 50
Nankoku 34 32
Tosashimizu 31 26
Sukumo 29 15
Shimanto Town 25 21
Shimanto 23 27
Sakawa Town 18 13
Tosa 13 13
Kuroshio Town 8 8
Aki 7 7
Nakatosa Town 7 6
Muroto 5 5
Tōyō Town 5 5
Ōtoyo Town 5 5
Nahari Town 4 4
Ochi Town 4 4
Motoyama Town 3 3
Tosa Town 3 3
Ōtsuki Town 3 3
Tano Town 2 2
Kitagawa Village 2 2
Geisei Village 2 2
Ino Town 2 2
Niyodogawa Town 2 2
Hidaka Village 2 2
Tsuno Town 2 2
Yasuda Town 1 1
Umaji Village 0 0
Ōkawa Village 0 0
Yusuhara Town 0 0
Mihara Village 0 3

Historical population

The population of Filipinos in Kōchi Prefecture has never gone past 1,000 during the last 50 years.


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

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 Kōchi 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. Kōchi Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎

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