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Emigration to Japan increases for the third consecutive year
Inês Vidigal
According to OECD data, 292 Portuguese entered Japan in 2017. This international body accounted for a total of 474,996 entries of foreigners in Japan, with the Portuguese accounting for 0.1% of this total. +

This was the third consecutive year in which emigration to Japan increased, and in 2017 it reached the peak of the series under analysis. Since 2006, the number of Portuguese arrivals has remained close to one hundred. Contrary to what happened in other countries of destination of Portuguese emigration, where the number of entries decreased in 2009 and 2010, the number of Portuguese entries to Japan remained stable in those years, falling by 27% in 2011. In 2015, there was an 80% increase in the number of Portuguese inflows, exceeding, for the first time in the series under analysis, the barrier of 200 inflows per year (238). The growth trend of Portuguese emigration to Japan continued in 2016 and 2017. Despite this growth, Portuguese emigration to Japan remains very low, both in absolute terms, in the hundreds, and in relative terms, with the Portuguese accounting for around 0.1% of the total number of foreigners entering this country.




Cite as Vidigal, Inês (2019), “Emigration to Japan increases for third consecutive year”, Observatório da Emigração


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