Latest data on Japan’s total population released
Overseas Network, June 25. According to Kyodo News, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced on the 25th the national situation survey quick report data. As of October 1, 2020, including foreigners, Japan has a total population of 126,226,568 people. According to United Nations data, Japan’s population ranks 11th in the world. It has fallen out of the top ten for the first time since 1950 when countries had comparative data.
The data this time is about 865,000 fewer than the 2015 statistics, with a reduction rate of about 0.7%. In terms of regions, the population of 38 prefectures in Japan is decreasing, but the population of the Tokyo area (Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa) has increased by 808,000, and the population is concentrated in the local area.
According to Japanese media, there is an increase in foreigners in the total population, and the decrease rate has improved slightly.