Over 1,600 students from Sub-Saharan Africa are currently studying in Japan as of May 2019.

Those who have graduated are back in their home country, in Japan or elsewhere are working at their own profession. 

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African Communities

17,223 people from African countries are living in Japan. Largest population are 3,121 from Nigeria, 2,369 from Ghana, followed by 2,080 from Egypt as of 2019.



Japan's population is 100 million of which 2.8 million are foreign nationals. Japan continues to foster multi-cultural coexistence and by visiting Japan, one will be able to experience variety of culture and religion.


African students communities are present throughout Japanese universities;

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