Filipinos in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Filipinos in Shizuoka Prefecture have a registered population of 18,397 individuals as of 2022, the 6th largest group of Filipinos in Japan by prefecture, ahead of Gifu and behind Chiba.[1]

Major cities

The largest population of Filipinos in Shizuoka Prefecture can be found in Hamamatsu, with 4,228 Filipino residents.[1:1] Hamamatsu is the largest city in Shizuoka Prefecture and headquarters of large companies such as Suzuki, Kawai Musical Instruments and Roland.

The next cities with the largest Filipino populations are: Yaizu (a commercial fishing hub) with 2,098 residents; Iwata (headquarters of Yamaha Motor Corporation) with 1,408 residents; the capital Shizuoka City with 1,369 residents; and Numazu (gateway to Mount Fuji and Hakone) with 1,161 residents.[1:2]


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

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Shizuoka Prefecture

Shizuoka Prefecture (静岡県, Shizuoka-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region of Honshu. As of September 2023, Shizuoka Prefecture has a population of 3,555,818 and has a geographic area of 7,777.42 km2. Shizuoka Prefecture borders Kanagawa Prefecture to the east, Yamanashi Prefecture to the northeast, Nagano Prefecture to the north, and Aichi Prefecture to the west.[3]

Shizuoka is the capital and Hamamatsu is the largest city.[3:1]


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

Population by city, town and village

Filipinos in Shizuoka Prefecture are distributed throughout all the cities and towns (Shizuoka does not have villages).[1:4]

City or town 2022 2021
All 18,397 17,304
Hamamatsu 4,228 4,035
Yaizu 2,098 1,931
Iwata 1,408 1,279
Shizuoka 1,369 1,292
Numazu 1,161 1,156
Kakegawa 1,094 1,011
Fuji 923 909
Kikugawa 916 838
Shimizu Town 790 752
Gotemba 540 536
Yoshida Town 489 436
Makinohara 412 333
Omaezaki 374 369
Fukuroi 373 329
Shimada 363 345
Fujieda 340 334
Fujinomiya 294 256
Kosai 254 231
Mishima 203 206
Itō 153 150
Susono 122 103
Izunokuni 117 105
Atami 74 73
Kannami Town 73 60
Nagaizumi Town 54 59
Izu 42 49
Shimoda 41 38
Mori Town 24 20
Oyama Town 21 20
Kawanehon Town 15 16
Nishiizu town 13 13
Higashiizu Town 9 8
Matsuzaki Town 5 5
Minamiizu Town 4 5
Kawazu Town 1 2

Historical population

Filipino population in Shizuoka Prefecture sees a constant moderate increase with occasional dips consistent with country-wide trends.


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

People, news and events


Over 10,000 Filipino and Japanese guests from all over Shizuoka and neighboring prefectures of Aichi and Shiga visited Aoba Park in Shizuoka City for the 2019 Pistang Pinoy, a yearly event organized the Association of Pinoy Volunteers for Assistance to celebrate Filipino culture. (23 April 2019)[7]


Filipino Nagkaisa is a non-profit organization based in Hamamatsu City composed of Filipino and Japanese volunteers who render social education and language support to Filipinos living in Shizuoka.[8]

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

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

  7. Pistang Pinoy in Shizuoka, Japan Celebrates Philippine Cultural Identity. Embassy of the Philippines in Japan. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2024. ↩︎

  8. NPO Filipino Nagkaisa. Retrieved 30 January 2024. ↩︎