Filipinos in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Nagasaki Prefecture have a registered population of 1,166 individuals as of 2022, the 36th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Nara and behind Ishikawa.[1]

Major cities

Most the population of Filipinos in Nagasaki Prefecture is found in the capital city of Nagasaki, with 433 Filipinos and the city of Sasebo with 239 Filipinos.[1:1]


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

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Nagasaki Prefecture

Nagasaki Prefecture (長崎県, Nagasaki-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyūshū. Nagasaki Prefecture has a population of 1,314,078 (1 June 2020) and has a geographic area of 4,130 km2. Nagasaki Prefecture borders Saga Prefecture to the northeast.[3]

Nagasaki is the capital and largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture, with other major cities including Sasebo, Isahaya, and Ōmura. Nagasaki Prefecture is located in western Kyūshū with a territory consisting of many mainland peninsulas centered around Ōmura Bay, as well as islands and archipelagos including Tsushima and Iki in the Korea Strait and the Gotō Islands in the East China Sea.[3:1]

Nagasaki Prefecture is known for its century-long trading history with the Europeans and as the sole place of direct trade and exchange between Japan and the outside world during the Sakoku period. Nagasaki Prefecture is home to several of the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[3:2]


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

Population by city and town

Though few in numbers, Filipinos are found in all cities and towns of Nagasaki Prefecture.[1:3]

City or town 2022 2021
All 1,166 1,019
Nagasaki 433 334
Sasebo 239 239
Matsuura 79 80
Isahaya 61 49
Unzen 51 45
Iki 37 32
Saikai 37 21
Ōmura 36 36
Shimabara 35 27
Tsushima 33 34
Minamishimabara 33 32
Hirado 15 10
Togitsu Town 13 16
Saza Town 13 13
Gotō 12 11
Nagayo Town 10 12
Hasami Town 10 10
Kawatana Town 9 8
Higashisonogi Town 5 4
Shin-Kamigotō Town 4 4
Ojika Town 1 2

Historical population

The population of Filipinos in Nagasaki Prefecture has barely increased during the past 40 years and now hovers just above 1,000.


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

People, news and events


Beth in Japan is a blog written by a Filipina resident of Nagasaki City, which focuses on her experiences living in Japan, travel and product reviews.[7]


Emmanuel Feliciano, an assistant language teacher (ALT) in Sasebo City, writes about his experience as a person of color participating in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.[8]


The Filipino Association of Nagasaki Students is an organization of students based in Nagasaki University located in Nagasaki City.[9]

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

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

  7. Beth in Japan: Japan through the eyes of a foreigner. Retrieved 18 February 2024. ↩︎

  8. Being a PoC in Japan: Emmanuel. Feliciano Emmanuel. Nagasaki JET. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2024. ↩︎

  9. Filipino Association of Nagasaki Students. Retrieved 18 February 2024. ↩︎