Japanese expats at record 1.35 million, Foreign Ministry says


The number of Japanese residing overseas for at least three months stood at a record 1,351,970 as of October, up 1.0 percent from the previous year, according to the Foreign Ministry.

By country, 426,206 were living in the United States, up 1.1 percent, 124,162 in China, down 3.1 percent, and 97,223 in Australia, up 5.0 percent.

The number of Japanese companies overseas meanwhile rose 5.2 percent to a record of 75,531.