Filipinos in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Kanagawa Prefecture have a registered population of 24,778 individuals as of 2022, the third largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Saitama and behind Aichi and Tokyo.[1]

Major cities

The bulk of Filipino population is concentrated in the capital city of Yokohama (9,037), headquarters of Nissan, JVC Kenwood, and Isuzu; and Kawasaki (5,019), where factories and developments bases of such companies as Fujitsu, NEC Corporation and Toshiba are located.[1:1]

Other concentration of Filipino populations are the cities of Sagamihara (2,163), Yokosuka (1,736) and Yamato.[1:2]


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

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Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of Honshu. Kanagawa Prefecture is the second-most populous prefecture of Japan at 9,221,129 (1 April 2022) and third-densest at 3,800 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its geographic area of 2,415 km2 makes it fifth-smallest. Kanagawa Prefecture borders Tokyo to the north, Yamanashi Prefecture to the northwest and Shizuoka Prefecture to the west.[3]

Kanagawa Prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, the most populous metropolitan area in the world.

Yokohama is the capital and largest city of Kanagawa Prefecture and the second-largest city in Japan.


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

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos reside in all cities and towns and the lone village of Kiyokawa in Kanagawa Prefecture.[1:4]

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 24,778 23,278
Yokohama 9,037 8,428
Kawasaki 5,019 4,739
Sagamihara 2,163 2,069
Yokosuka 1,736 1,653
Yamato 949 898
Hiratsuka 862 809
Atsugi 824 769
Odawara 603 541
Zama 578 561
Fujisawa 456 419
Aikawa Town 420 387
Isehara 308 292
Hadano 256 239
Ebina 252 240
Chigasaki 239 230
Ayase 209 204
Nakai Town 208 183
Samukawa Town 130 127
Kamakura 98 94
Minamiashigara 63 58
Zushi 53 51
Miura 52 54
Yugawara Town 50 51
Hakone Town 49 28
Ōiso Town 36 34
Ninomiya Town 27 26
Matsuda Town 24 20
Hayama Town 16 17
Ōi Town 16 15
Kaisei Town 14 13
Manazuru Town 14 11
Yamakita Town 10 10
Kiyokawa Village 7 8

Historical population

Being part of the Greater Tokyo area, Kanagawa Prefecture shares similar patterns of rise and fall of its population of Filipino residents with Tokyo.


Population of Filipinos in Kanagawa Prefecture and Tokyo from 1964 up to present.[5][6]

People, news and events


Eighteen-year-old Filipino Danicah Tan Teodoro, who had not graduated from junior high school in the Philippines, takes evening classes at the municipal Nishi-Nakahara Junior High School in Kawasaki City. She is one of many foreigners that account for 70% of all evening students at junior high schools in Japan. (9 June 2019)[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 Kanagawa 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. Kanagawa Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎

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

  7. Non-Japanese account for 70% of all students at night junior high. Saito Yusuke. Asahi Shimbun. 9 June 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2024. ↩︎