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 White paper on crime 2009 Part3/Chapter1/Section1/1 

PART 3  Trends in Offenses by Specific Offenders and Their Treatment

Chapter 1  Foreign National Offenders

Section 1 Trends among Foreign Nationals Residing in Japan

1 Foreign nationals newly entered

  The number of foreign nationals that newly entered Japan in 2008 was 7,711,828, a decrease of 9,430 (0.1%) from the previous year. By region of origin, the largest number came from Asia, accounting for 73.1%, followed by North America, Europe, Oceania, South America, and then Africa. By nationality, etc., the largest number came from the Republic of Korea at 2,248,645 (29.2%), followed by Taiwan at 1,359,967 (17.6%), China (excluding Taiwan and Hong Kong; hereinafter the same in this section) at 769,691 (10.0%), and the United States of America at 708,730 (9.2%). By status of residence “Temporary Visitor” for sightseeing, etc. accounted for the overwhelming majority at 95.5%, followed by “Trainee” (1.3%), “Entertainer” (0.5%), and “College Student” (0.4 %). (Source: The Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice).
  The number of persons with alien registration has been increasing every year and was 2,217,426 as of December 31, 2008 (up 3.0% from the same date of the previous year) (Source: The Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice).