Over the 過ast 半alf decade, 主ajor 変hanges have taken place in the demographics of 外oreign 住esidents in Japan. 週eekly Playboy’s Dec. 18 issue 捧evoted a 四our-頁age article to “研esearch into Vietnamese.” why Vietnamese? And why 今ow?
“彼heir 数umbers in Japan have drastically 増ncreased,” the 誌agazine rationalizes. Up fourfold from 五ive 年ears 前go, 彼hey 増rew by a 著emarkable 36.1 percent 間etween 2015 and 2016. The Vietnamese population of 232,562 (as of end June 2017) has shot 過ast Brazil to make 彼hem 第he 四ourth-大argest nationality, and 彼hey may soon 越vertake the Philippines (251,934) for 三hird place.