Filipinos in Saitama Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Saitama Prefecture have a registered population of 22,560 individuals as of 2022, making them the 4th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Chiba and behind Kanagawa.[1]

Major cities

The majority of the population of Filipinos in Saitama Prefecture is concentrated in the area in and around the cities of Saitama and Kawaguchi, which is adjacent to Tokyo Metropolis.

Kawaguchi has the highest population of Filipinos in Saitama Prefecture with 2,769 residents, closely followed by Saitama City with 2,455 residents. In the same metropolitan area, Sōka has 1,319 Filipino residents, followed by Koshigaya with 1,011 residents.[1:1]


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

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Saitama Prefecture

Saitama Prefecture (埼玉県, Saitama-ken), a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of Honshu, has a population of 7,338,536 (January 1, 2020) and has a geographic area of 3,797 km2.

Saitama Prefecture borders Tochigi Prefecture and Gunma Prefecture to the north, Nagano Prefecture to the west, Yamanashi Prefecture to the southwest, Tokyo to the south, Chiba Prefecture to the southeast, and Ibaraki Prefecture to the northeast.[3]

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

Saitama is the capital and largest city, with other major cities including Kawaguchi, Kawagoe, and Tokorozawa.[3:1]


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

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos reside in all cities and towns and the lone village of Higashichichibu in Saitama Prefecture.

City, town or village 2022 2021
All 22,560 21,485
Kawaguchi 2,769 2,654
Saitama 2,455 2,318
Sōka 1,319 1,268
Koshigaya 1,011 985
Kawagoe 969 903
Kasukabe 824 795
Sayama 755 734
Yashio 740 712
Ageo 697 641
Misato 677 635
Tokorozawa 671 636
Kuki 585 596
Fujimino 577 578
Niiza 554 528
Toda 543 541
Kumagaya 532 501
Fukaya 464 440
Honjō 434 400
Irima 413 378
Fujimi 384 377
Kazo 374 328
Warabi 343 356
Asaka 320 316
Satte 283 271
Higashimatsuyama 277 258
Sakado 275 269
Tsurugashima 234 213
Kōnosu 227 203
Shiki 227 206
Gyōda 221 188
Yoshikawa 195 177
Hanyū 179 165
Wakō 154 148
Hannō 146 138
Chichibu 142 140
Hidaka 134 122
Moroyama Town 127 119
Miyoshi Town 119 116
Shiraoka 116 93
Kamisato Town 111 102
Sugito Town 107 98
Kawajima Town 91 83
Kitamoto 87 82
Ina Town 84 86
Okegawa 82 76
Yorii Town 79 69
Hasuda 74 71
Miyashiro Town 59 60
Matsubushi Town 58 54
Kamikawa Town 47 48
Namegawa Town 32 32
Tokigawa Town 32 33
Yokoze Town 29 27
Ranzan Town 27 27
Ogawa Town 20 19
Yoshimi Town 17 15
Misato Town 15 13
Ogose Town 12 14
Ogano Town 12 10
Minano Town 8 8
Hatoyama Town 7 7
Nagatoro Town 2 2
Higashichichibu Village 2 3

Historical population

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


Population of Filipinos in Saitama 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 Saitama 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. Saitama Prefecture. Wikipedia contributors. Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2023. ↩︎ ↩︎

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