Japanese people

Japanese people

About Japanese people

The Japanese people are a nationality originating in the Japanese archipelago and are the predominant ethnic group of Japan. Ethnic Japanese make up 98.5% of the total population. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries are referred to as nikkeijin. The term ethnic Japanese may also be used in some contexts to refer to a locus of ethnic groups including the Yamato, Ainu and Ryukyuan people.

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