There are roughly million people of Japanese descent. Of those million, about million are residents of Japan. Japan is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world in terms of ethnic or national composition. The majority of Japan is made up of Japanese people who solely speak Japanese. In ,
According to census statistics, About 1. Of these, according to data from the Japanese government, the principal groups are as follows. The above statistics do not include the approximately 30, U. The statistics also do not take into account minority groups who are Japanese citizens such as the Ainu an aboriginal people primarily living in Hokkaido , the Ryukyuans who may or may not be considered ethnically Yamato people , naturalized citizens from backgrounds including but not limited to Korean and Chinese, and citizen descendants of immigrants.
Welcome to our helpful guide for Japan. Should you be looking to travel, live, relocate or do business in the land of the rising sun, we will give you a helpful head start on understanding the country and its cultures. Japan is an island country in East Asia.
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