|A performance of Vietnamese artists at the debut ceremony of the Vietnamese Asociation's Standing Committee in Ibaraki in January, 2020. Photo: Thanh Huu/VNA
By the end of 2020, there were 2.89 million foreigners residing in Japan, down 46,000 from the previous year.
Chinese formed the biggest foreign-born community in Japan, with more than 770,000 persons, followed by Vietnamese with more than 440,000 and Koreans with more than 420,000.
ISA said that an increasing number of Vietnamese students and trainees in recent years made Vietnamese the second largest foreign community in the country.