Tokyo is promoting 135 booklets to help the growing number of foreigners living in the metropolis with topics including AIDS prevention.

Living-guide booklets, available in a number of different languages, are published by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for foreign residents.

Yoshiki Kanayama, chief of an internationalization division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, recently said that Tokyo, which has more than 300,000 foreign residents, will continue promoting such booklets as the popular “Living in Tokyo.”

The guidebook comes in Chinese, English, French, Korean and Spanish. A booklet titled “What is AIDS?” in English is also printed in Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Korean, French, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog and Thai.

The number of registered foreigners in Tokyo was 307,649 as of March, the highest among Japan’s 47 prefectures.

The figure topped 300,000 for the first time in fiscal 2000, metropolitan government officials said.

The total population of Tokyo is about 12 million.

The largest group of foreigners is Korean — including many who grew up in Japan — followed by Chinese, Filipinos, Americans and British.

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