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Fukuoka Tops in Population Increase

According to a census conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the population of Japan (as of Jan. 1) fell 433,239 year-on-year to 124,776,364. Despite this decline, the population of Fukuoka City increased by 10,010, which was the highest uptick in the country. Meanwhile, the population of foreign residents throughout Japan increased by 169,543 year-on-year to 2,667,199. Foreign residents tend to gravitate to large urban centers like Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka, and Fukuoka was the only prefecture in Kyushu to experience a year-on-year increase in total population, including both Japanese and foreign residents. Source: fiba.jp

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Published: Aug 7, 2019 / Last Updated: Aug 7, 2019