Filipinos in Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Osaka Prefecture have a registered population of 10,173 individuals as of 2022, the 9th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Gunma and behind Ibaraki.[1]

Major cities

More than half of Osaka Prefecture’s population of Filipinos is concentrated in the capital city of Osaka, with 4,635 Filipino residents, and next-door city of Sakai with 1,037.[1:1]

Higashiōsaka is a distant third with 672 Filipino residents.[1:2]


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

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Osaka Prefecture

Osaka Prefecture (大阪府, Ōsaka-fu) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu. Osaka Prefecture has a population of 8,778,035 (as of 1 April 2022) and has a geographic area of 1,905 square kilometers. Osaka Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture to the northwest, Kyoto Prefecture to the north, Nara Prefecture to the southeast, and Wakayama Prefecture to the south.[3]

Osaka is the capital and largest city of Osaka Prefecture, and the third-largest city in Japan, with other major cities including Sakai, Higashiōsaka, and Hirakata.[3:1]

The gross prefectural product of Osaka is second only to Tokyo. There are many electrical, chemical, pharmaceutical, heavy industry, food, and housing companies in the prefecture.[3:2]


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

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos are found in all cities, towns and the lone village of Osaka Prefecture.[1:4]

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 10,173 9,247
Osaka 4,635 4,219
Sakai 1,037 921
Higashiōsaka 672 636
Yao 305 293
Toyonaka 282 290
Neyagawa 248 217
Takatsuki 246 221
Kadoma 204 190
Kashiwada 198 159
Ibaraki 189 163
Suita 175 164
Hirakata 172 161
Izumisano 164 128
Izumi 157 147
Moriguchi 133 126
Matsubara 129 111
Izumiōtsu 110 120
Minoh 109 97
Daitō 102 83
Sennan 92 76
Habikino 78 71
Tondabayashi 69 55
Settsu 67 62
Kaizuka 64 61
Takaishi 62 57
Fujidera 60 55
Nawachinagano 53 46
Ikeda 49 54
Kashiwara 45 34
Ōsakasayama 45 45
Kumatori Town 35 37
Tajiri Town 26 18
Hannan 24 18
Katano 22 20
Misaki Town 21 10
Nose Town 19 20
Kanan Town 19 17
Toyono Town 16 6
Shijōnawate 15 14
Takaoka Town 12 14
Shimamoto Town 6 5
Taishi Town 6 5
Chihayaakasaka Village 1 1

Historical population

The population of Filipinos in Osaka Prefecture has seen a constant increase during the last 40 years.


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

People, news and events


The Filipino Students Society in Osaka (FILSSO) is an organization of Filipino students studying and/or living in Osaka.


The Osaka University Filipiniana Dance Troupe is a performing group composed of students of the Philippine and other Studies Programs of the Osaka University, which was organized on 12 July 1996, to spread an appreciation of Philippine arts and culture through songs and dances.[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 Osaka 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. Osaka Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎ ↩︎

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

  7. The Osaka University Filipiniana Dance Troupe. Osaka University School of Foreign Studies. Retrieved 30 January 2024. ↩︎