Vietnamese people in Japan - Photo for illustration (Source: VOV)

The information was released by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan (ISA).

By the end of 2020, there were 2.89 million foreigners residing in Japan, down 46,000 from the previous year.

Chinese is the biggest foreigner community in the country, with 778,112 people, followed by Vietnamese with 448,053 and Koreans with 426,908.

According to ISA, the increasing number of Vietnamese students and trainees in recent years made Vietnamese the second largest foreign community in the country.

In 2020, 15,875 foreigners were required to leave Japan due to visa expiration and other reasons, ISA said./.