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Nepalis in Japan

Nepalis in Japan
Total population
36,107 (2014)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Tokyo · Sapporo
Japanese · Nepali
Hinduism · Buddhism · Kirant Mundhum
Related ethnic groups
Nepali people

Nepalis in Japan comprise migrants from Nepal to Japan, including temporary expatriates and permanent residents, as well as their locally born descendants. As of 2014, there are about 36,107 Nepalis living in Japan which makes them the largest South Asian community in the country.


Japan was a popular destination for Nepalese immigrants as they could earn ten times the average wage in Nepal even in low-skilled manual jobs in the service sector.[2] Most recently, IT engineers and professionals from Nepal are currently being recruited by Japanese IT companies.[3] There are also some Nepalese joining Japan's garments industry and agriculture sector.


The Nepalese Association of Japan was founded in 1988 with the sole intent of protecting the rights and benefits of Nepalese people living in Japan, promoting understanding among them by providing a forum to bring them together and assisting develop friendly relationship between the countries of Japan and Nepal.[4]

Other organizations include NRN-NCC Japan and the Nepalese Student Association in Japan (NESAJ).

See also


  1. ^ "ネパール連邦民主共和国基礎データ", 各国・地域情勢, Tokyo, Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, July 2009, retrieved 2009-09-25 
  2. ^ Nepal's Dependence on Exporting Labor
  3. ^ Nepali IT brains may find jobs in Japan
  4. ^

Further reading

  • Yamanaka, Keiko (January 2000), "Nepalese Labour Migration to Japan: from Global Warriors to Global Workers", Ethnic and Racial Studies 23 (1): 62-93, doi:10.1080/014198700329132 

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