Society | Jan 31

Tokyo Continues to Grow as Population Magnet

TOKYO, Jan 31 (News On Japan) - Japan has released its 2023 Population Movement Report, based on registered residents, revealing that seven prefectures, including Tokyo, have experienced a net migration intake, with Tokyo witnessing the most significant increase.

The prefectures with net migration were Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Shiga, and Fukuoka. Tokyo's net migration gain increased by 32,262 people compared to the previous year, according to Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Greater Tokyo, comprising Tokyo and the three prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama, saw an overall increase of 26,996 people from the previous year, with a net migration gain of 126,515 people.

In contrast, the Nagoya area, encompassing Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures, experienced a net migration loss of 18,321 people. The Osaka area, including Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, Kyoto, and Nara, also recorded a net losses of 559 people.

This analysis shows that Tokyo continues to grow as a magnet for Japan's residents.

Source: ANN


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