Everyone who lives in Tokyo would know that there are huge populations of Chinese and Korean immigrants, or naturalized citizens living in this metropolis. However, in recent years, there have been increasing numbers of immigrants from other countries, including Myanmar, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Tokyo has become more and more diversified with its increasing foreigner population.

Let’s take a look at how they are dispersed across the 23 wards of Tokyo. This map shows the largest foreigner population (taking away people from China and Korea, since we already know they take up the majority).


As you can see, migrants from Philippines and USA take up the bulk after Chinese and Koreans. Another thing to note is that the Filipinos take up the outer edges of Tokyo (Ota, Edogawa, Koto wards), whereas the Americans take up the central areas that include Setagaya, Shibuya, Meguro wards, where land prices are more expensive.

Also, Vietnamese take up the majority at Shinjuku ward, Burmese in Toshima ward and Nepalese at Nerima and Itabashi wards.

How about the second largest foreigner population (apart from Chinese and Koreans)?


There is a greater diversity and dispersion across the wards, and across the countries. As seen, there is a large Indian community (after the Chinese, Korean and Filipino communities) in the eastern part of Tokyo.

Hopefully this gives you a clearer picture of the foreigner population in Tokyo!

Ward 1st 2nd
Chiyoda USA India
Chuo USA India
Minato USA Philippines
Shinjuku Vietnam Nepal
Bunkyo USA Vietnam
Taito India Vietnam
Sumida Philippines Thailand
Koto Philippines India
Shinagawa Philippines USA
Meguro USA Philippines
Ota Philippines Nepal
Setagaya USA Philippines
Shibuya USA England
Nakano Nepal Vietnam
Suginami Nepal USA
Toshima Myanmar Nepal
Kita Philippines Myanmar
Arakawa Philippines Nepal
Itabashi Philippines Vietnam
Nerima Philippines USA
Adachi Philippines Thailand
Katsushika Philippines Nepal
Edogawa Philippines India