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Record 2.38 million foreign residents living in Japan in 2016

National Mar 17, 2017

Record 2.38 million foreign residents living in Japan in 2016

A record 2,382,822 foreign nationals were registered as living in Japan as of the end of last year, a 6.7 percent increase from the previous year, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The total includes 228,588 staying on trainee visas, up 18.7 percent and also a ...

Municipal volunteer fire brigades are taking on more non-Japanese

National Aug 10, 2016

Municipal volunteer fire brigades are taking on more non-Japanese

More than 200 foreign residents are members of volunteer fire corps in Japan, a survey has found, providing a much-needed boost as overall membership dwindles due to the aging population and low birthrate. While participation of foreign residents helps fire corps offer services in multiple ...