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Alien Registration and International Student Data
(Source: the current state of Fukuoka Prefecture's internationalization as of August 2011)

Trend in the Number of Foreign Residents Registered in Fukuoka Prefecture (as of end of December 2009)

(Unit: Person)

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
National Total 1,686,444 1,778,462 1,851,758 1,915,030 1,973,747 2,011,555 2,084,919 2,152,973 2,217,426 2,186,121
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Fukuoka Prefecture Total 39,231 40,434 42,428 44,049 45,065 45,758 47,143 48,635 50,963 52,172
China 8,785 10,169 11,767 13,255 13,998 15,095 16,933 18,328 20,201 21,470
South and North Korea 22,102 21,764 21,484 20,980 20,625 20,196 20,056 19,623 19,478 19,087
Philippines 3,265 3,129 3,394 3,517 3,917 3,594 3,190 3,501 3,677 3,680
U.S.A 1,001 1,062 1,110 1,134 1,162 1,128 1,162 1,196 1,164 1,173
Indonesia 361 396 420 437 454 527 554 600 734 683
Vietnam 126 174 224 276 286 391 449 514 600 660
Nepal 70 74 96 126 169 209 242 337 444 562
U.K 373 412 406 421 414 439 416 414 396 395
Thailand 211 224 229 265 249 269 287 296 315 351
Brazil 273 278 262 312 333 350 329 338 342 326
Russia 161 174 190 205 224 192 223 247 227 248
Canada 241 263 277 303 300 294 327 276 255 243
Peru 279 270 277 248 239 239 226 225 233 238
India 85 83 101 208 219 248 240 236 229 238
Australia 187 203 228 239 249 258 243 237 235 231
Romania 79 141 194 250 237 210 125 101 98 104
Other Countries 1,632 1,618 1,769 1,873 1,990 2,119 2,141 2,166 2,335 2,483

Source: Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice "Statistics on the Foreigners Registered in Japan" 2010 (Issued on January 30, 2010)

Trend in the Number of Foreign Students in Japan (as of May 1 of each year)

(Unit: Person)

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Fukuoka 2,749 3,633 4,470 5,136 5,466 5,731 5,820 6,017 6,613 7,578 9,036
Japan 64,011 78,812 95,550 109,508 117,302 121,812 117,927 118,498 123,829 132,720 141,774
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(Based on Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japan Student Services Organization, Fukuoka Region’s Foreign Student Exchange Promotion Council As of May 1 of each year)
The right-hand scale indicates the whole country, the left-hand scale indicates Fukuoka prefecture. Note: Foreign students from advanced vocational schools and preparatory courses are also included.

Top 10 Countries & Regions of Foreign Students (as of May 1, 2010)

Rank Fukuoka Prefecture(Total 9,036 people) Japan(Total 141,774 people)
Countries & Regions Number of People Ratio Countries & Regions Number of People Ratio
1 China 6,793 75.2% China 86,173 60.8%
2 South Korea 940 10.4% South Korea 20,202 14.2%
3 Nepal 202 2.2% Taiwan 5,297 3.7%
4 Vietnam 184 2.0% Vietnam 3,597 2.5%
5 Taiwan 156 1.7% Malaysia 2,465 1.7%
6 Indonesia 113 1.3% Thailand 2,429 1.7%
7 Malaysia 79 0.9% USA 2,348 1.7%
8 USA 54 0.6% Indonesia 2,190 1.5%
9 Thailand 47 0.5% Nepal 1,829 1.3%
10 Bangladesh 41 0.5% Bangladesh 1,540 1.1%
Other Countries 427 4.7% Other Countries 13,704 10.4%

(Japan Student Services Organization and Fukuoka Region’s Foreign Student Exchange Promotion Council)