Britons in Japan

Britons in Japan make up one of the smaller foreign resident communities in Japan.

Britons in Japan
Total population
14,914 (2014)
Regions with significant populations
Japanese · English · Welsh · Scottish Gaelic · Scots
Predominantly Christianity,
Minority : Buddhism and Shintoism
Related ethnic groups
British diaspora


As of June 2014, according to data released by the Ministry of Justice Immigration Bureau, there were 14,914 people from the United Kingdom who were classified as either permanent or long-term residents in Japan.[1] Of this number 5,345 British citizens were living in Tokyo.[2]

Professional associations

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes trade and networking opportunities for member firms and business professionals living and working in Japan.


The British School in Tokyo provides an English language based educational curriculum for students of over 50 different nationalities and serves a number of children of British heritage living in the city.

See also


  1. "Japan-United Kingdom Relations". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  2. "Foreign Residents by District and Nationality". Tokyo Statistical Yearbook 2014. Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
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