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International Migration Outlook 2015

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This publication analyses recent development in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and some non member countries as well as the evolution of recent labour market outcomes of immigrants in OECD countries. It includes a special chapter on : “Changing Patterns in the international migration of doctors and nurses to OECD countries”, as well as country notes and a statistical annex.

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Japan

The number of resident foreign nationals reached 2 066 400 at the end of 2013, a 1.6 % increase on the year before and 1.6% of the total population. Chinese nationals were again the largest group, comprising 649 100 or 31% of the total. Second were those from the Korean Peninsula with 519 700; their proportion has been decreasing year by year, falling to a record low of 25% at the end of 2013. The Philippines (209 200), Brazil (181 300) and Vietnam (72 300) followed.

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