What Aliens Do in Japan?


As a foreigner who’s going through journey of years life in abroad, I like to observe the other nations’ activities and then deduce an arbitrary cluster😀. If you meet with foreigners from other countries, don’t forget to ask their occupation in the country concerned. Some of you may think it’s too private to ask in the first contact, but consider the following reasons😮.

* Knowing our nation’s position and role of our existence in abroad for our country
For example, I got into conclusion that Indonesian people are still in lower-middle class in Japan either by structural position, economy, or influence to society, and I am a part of them😆. What’s about role? hmm, simply think adopting Japanese positive values and spreading it to society in my country.

* Opening opportunity to make cooperation with them
I feel that foreigner has the broader segment to chain, namely foreigner and native. Take this benefit to enlarge our network! When I was being a native, there were few chances to have affair with foreigners. Having interaction was even rare. Unless our school has well-known international program, we take language course, we join culture-lover club, etc. However, as my status turned into “foreigner”, I have more close-relations with other foreigners rather than natives, moreover my local language is bad:mrgreen:. An advice, if we want to make deal, besides skill area, consider the specific characteristics of each nation.

* Our reference to try something new or escape from current usual clusters of our nation
Being different is always fun. For example, if our nation is identified as employee and student, let’s choose to be a trader! We can contribute to expand the new cluster. Do you know Fransoa? He chose unusual path for French in Indonesia: becomes a singer! even with mediocre Bahasa Indonesia, but he got much appreciation😎. He’s one example of foreigner who dare to come out of his nation’s usual clusters in Indonesia.

This writing was driven by a conversation with my senior some weeks ago. We discussed about another nation business in Japan that has influenced business of Japanese itself. There was dispute between those two parties due to strict competition. It shows how strong that nation’s position to be admitted as businessman in a foreign country. Curious with the other nations’ do in Japan, I look for information about this matter and found this page. Now you know what the title meaning is😉. In the first line written:

外国人(がいこくじん、Alien=#英訳を参照)とは、居住または滞在している国の国籍または市民権を有しない者のこと。「外人」(がいじん)とも呼ぶ。”Gaikokujin” or “alien” is a person who live or stay in the country concerned without having nationality or citizenship. It is also called as “Gaijin”. CMIIW すみません、日本語が上手じゃない😛.

Poor us.. they call us “alien”😥. Good news is this term will be no longer exist in the near future!

So, what aliens do in Japan? Wikipedia has compiled it for us here.

Status of residence of foreigners in Japan at the end of 2010 the current

Note: “China” included Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. “Korea” included North and South Korea.
Status of residence Number of people Composition ratio Top three countries
Permanent resident general 565,089 26.5 China 30% – Brazil 21% – Philippines 16%
Special permanent resident 399,106 18.7 Korea 99% – China 1%
Study abroad 201,511 9.4 China 67% – Korea 13% – Vietnam 3%
Spouse or Child of Japanese National 196,248 9.2 China 27% – Philippines 21% – Korea 10%
Settlers 194,602 9.1 Brazil 40% – Philippines 19% – China 16%
Family stay 118,865 5.6 China 50% – Korea 15% – India 5%
Specific activity 72,374 3.4 China 61% – Korea 8% – Philippines 7%
Humanities International Services 68,467 3.2 US 9% – China 50% – Korea 13%
No. 1 skill training (1 year entry) 50,423 2.4 China 78% – Vietnam 8% – Philippines 5%
No. 2 skills training (entry 2.3 years) 49,585 2.3 China 79% – Vietnam 8% – Philippines 6%
Technology 46,592 2.2 China 54% – Korea 15% – India 8%
Skill 30,142 1.4 China 54% – Nepal 18% – India 11%
Short stay 29,093 1.4 China 21% – Philippines 18% – Korea 12%
Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident 20,251 0.9 China 37% – Philippines 14% – Korea 13%
Intra-company transferees 16,140 0.8 China 39% – Korea 13% – India 10%
Investment and management 908 0.5 US 8% – China 30% – Korea 25%
Education 10,012 0.5 12% UK – US 52% – Canada 11%
Training 9,343 0.4 China 60% – Indonesia 8% – Philippines 8%
Performance 9,247 0.4 Philippines 68% – China 7% – Korea 4%
Professor 8,050 0.4 China 29% – Korea 13% – US 13%
Religion 4,232 0.2 Korea 24% – US 33% – Philippines 5%
Cultural activities 2,637 0.1 US 8% – China 34% – Korea 13%
Research 2,266 0.1 China 39% – Korea 10% – India 6%
Art 480 0.02 China 23% – Korea 10% – US 18%
Medical care 265 0.01 China 71% – Vietnam 12% – Korea 9%
Coverage 248 0.01 Korea 22% – US 16%- France 10%, UK 10%
Legal, accounting, business 178 0.01 UK 21% – US 52% – Australia 7%
Temporary refuge 30 0.001 Vietnam 100%
Person not acquired 9,874 0.5 Philippines 24% – China 20% – Brazil 13%
Other 7,893 0.4 Philippines 29% – Thailand 17% – China 10%
Total 2,134,151 100 China 32% – Korea 27% – Brazil 11%
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  1. baca awalnya cukup menarik, di akhir postingan banyak statistik yang tidak di mengerti… tapi yang pasti kl UFO banyaknya nongol di amrik sana, kalau di jepang banyaknya yang lebih aneh lagi…

    jangan lupa kunjungi blog saya ya, North Sumatera Magazine

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    • Halo mas Ikhsan.. makasih udah berkunjung. Baiklah, nanti saya kunjungi juga blognya🙂

      Statistik di atas menunjukkan segmentasi pekerjaan orang asing di Jepang, diurut berdasarkan yang tiga terbanyak, misalnya kita lihat “Cultural Acitivities”: US 8% – China 34% – Korea 13%, artinya bangsa China, Korea, dan Amrik adalah kelompok orang asing mayoritas yang melakukan kegiatan budaya di Jepang. Bisa juga memandangnya secara terbalik, misalnya kita pengen tahu orang Filipina di Jepang kebanyakan ngapain aja sih? oh ternyata banyak yang jadi Performer (lihat baris “Performance”) –> mungkin maksudnya entertainer.

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