Government data shows that 68,161 foreigners moved to Tokyo last year while only 67,301 Japanese did. Photo: SCMP
Government data shows that 68,161 foreigners moved to Tokyo last year while only 67,301 Japanese did. Photo: SCMP
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As more foreigners move to Tokyo, why are many Japanese wanting to leave?

  • Tokyo has 551,000 foreigners with most coming from China, South Korea and Vietnam. They eclipsed the number of Japanese moving there last year
  • The coronavirus pandemic may change this year’s figure, while teleworking means more Japanese are keen to move out of the city to rural areas

Government data shows that 68,161 foreigners moved to Tokyo last year while only 67,301 Japanese did. Photo: SCMP
Government data shows that 68,161 foreigners moved to Tokyo last year while only 67,301 Japanese did. Photo: SCMP
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