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Foreign population in Japan declines for first time in 7 years

The vital statistics released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) on Aug. 4 highlighted that the coronavirus pandemic has reduced the number of foreign nationals moving into Japan. Both the difference calculated by subtracting the number of foreign nationals moving into Japan from the number of Japanese nationals leaving for overseas and the working-age population (ages 15 to 64) decreased for the first time in seven years. The decline was caused by fewer international students and technical intern trainees arriving in Japan due to immigration restrictions aimed at containing the COVID-19 pandemic. (Abridged) 

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