Mie International Week 2017

みえ国際ウィーク2017 ~ つながろう世界と、広げよう世界を!~

2017/03/07 Tuesday Announcements, Highlights

Mie International Week 2017

Interconnected World and Let’s Boost the World


Newsletter about Recruitment of Actions

In order to have a connection with the development and globalized human resources activities within the prefecture, in Mie, through the experiences from the Summit, there is implementation of actions for the established “Mie International Week”, about 2 weeks before or after the Summit date carried out on May 26th and 27th.

In relation to “Mie International Week 2017”, there is a publication – at any time- at prefecture website and other means, for the recruitment of companies and entities. Taking the liberty of publishing about the actions, we believe and want the whole prefecture gathers in a unit related to them. We are waiting applications from all companies and entities.

Recruitment Content
We request applications for the actions, in a voluntary basis, on the part of people from companies and entities

For example: Campaign achievement or co-sponsored event for “Mie International Week 2017”
・Open culinary classes made by foreign residents
・Open a hospitality course focused on voluntary guides who make explanations to foreigners

“Mie International Week 2017″: May 20th, 2017 to June 4th, 2017

※ Regarding the actions to be implemented from April’s second fortnight to June’s second fortnight, we will be accepting the applications and registrations accordingly to the essence matching “Mie International Week 2017”.

Application requirements
Companies and entities within and out Mie Prefecture      We will not accept proposals from private individuals.

Process for application
(1)Procedures for application
Please, submit the application sheet containing the proposal of actions to the International Strategy Division of Mie Prefectural Department of Economics and Employment.

We will carry out the assessment through interviews, accordingly to the need, regarding the content on the proposal sheet.

※To download the proposal sheet, access the following link:


(2)Recruitment period

From January 12nd (Thursday) to June 2nd (Friday), 2017

(3)Submission and more information
Please, send your proposal sheet by mail, fax or e-mail to the reception desk, according to the following data:

三重県雇用経済部国際戦略課 International Strategy Division of Mie Prefectural Department of Economics and Employment
〒514-8570 三重県津市広明町13番地 Mie-ken Tsu-shi Komei-cho 13 banchi
Tel.: 059-224-2844 Fax: 059-224-3024 e-mail:kokusen@pref.mie.jp

Number of foreign residents in Mie Prefecture rises to 43.445 people

2017/03/07 Tuesday Announcements, Highlights


The number of foreign residents within Prefecture rose to 43.445 people

(up 4,4% from the previous year)

Results of the Regional Census and nationality of foreign residents (on 31st December, 2016)

In Mie Prefecture, an annual survey on foreign residents is carried out, in cooperation to municipalities and districts. The general view of this survey’s result is as follows. For more details, consult the Division of Multicultural Living’s website (http://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/common/01/ci500005057.htm).

It should be mentioned that, regarding this survey, until 2011, the “number of foreign residents” was indicated based on the Law related to Foreigners Registration.

General overview of Survey’s results


(1)Number of foreign residents in Mie Prefecture updated in late 2016

43.455 people (up 4,4%, by 1.820 people, from the previous year)

※An increase for 3 years in a row since 2014

Represents 4,16 times the numbers for 1989 (10.441 people).


(2)Proportion of foreign residents compared with general population within the prefecture

2,36% (2,25% from the previous year [survey by Mie Prefecture] with a percentage increase of 0,11 points)

※Reference data: 2,37% updated in late 2015

(Fourth position of Japan according to the “Statistics of Foreign Residents by Ministry of Justice”)


(3)Number of foreign residents per region and nationality, accordingly to the following, by order of the country hosting the greater number.

Also, the number of home countries is 107 (in late 2015 they were 106 countries)

・Brazil           11.578 people, up 4,0% from previous year

・China    7.717 people※

・Philippines    6.155 people, up 2,6% from the previous year

※From this time, based on the statistics norm by Ministry of Justice, the sums referring China and Taiwan, as well as South Korea and North Korea, have been carried out apart.

In the statistics until the previous year, Taiwan and China were included, for this reason, it is not possible to provide the comparative data related to the previous year.


(4)Data on foreign residents by municipality/district are provided below, sorted by cities hosting the greater number of foreign residents.

・Yokkaichi municipality          8.162 people, proportion of foreign residents at 2,61%

・Tsu municipality                   7.582, proportion of foreign residents at 2,69%

・Suzuka municipality             7.251 people, proportion of foreign residents at 3,62%

Furthermore, municipalities/districts hosting the greater proportion of foreign residents, are presented as follows:

・Kisosaki District                    5,19%, 335 foreign residents

・Iga District                            4,82%, 4.527 foreign residents

・Suzuka Municipality             3,62%, 7.251 foreign residents


Ranking of the 10 countries accordingly to the nationality is as follows:

  Position Nationality Number of Foreign Residents Percentage of Composition Increase or Decrease Variation Rate
Brazil 11.578 people 26,6% 445 people 4,0%
China 7,717
Philippines 6.155
14,2% 155 people 2,6%
South Korea 4.490
Vietnam 3.293
7,6% 784 people 31,2%
Peru 2.957
6,8% -19 people -0,6%
Thailand 1.293
3,0% 122 people 10,4%
Indonesia 1.194
2,7% 210 pessoas 21,3%
Bolivia 864
2,0% -16 people -1,8%
10 Nepal 633
1,5% 93 people 17,2%
Outhers 3.271
Overall total in Mie Prefecture 43.445 people 100,0% 1.820

Note:  From this time, based on statistics norm by Ministry of Justice, China and Taiwan, as well as South Korea and North Korea, the figures were carried out apart.

Therefore, on the chart, the number of people from Taiwan is not mentioned on the data related to China. Furthermore, for Korea, the people are from Korean Peninsula.

As until the previous year the statistics used to include Taiwan in China and “South Korea and North Korea” were added together in South Korea, it is not possible to provide a comparison regarding the previous year.


The following is the ranking of the 5 countries of foreign residents at corresponding municipalities/districts hosting the greater number.

Number in brackets are the percentage of foreign residents in municipalities/districts in comparison to overall total of foreign population.

Nationality 1st Position 2st Position 3rd Position

11.578 people

Suzuka Municipality  2.669 people


Yokkaichi Municipality 2.041 people


Iga Municipality  1.969 people



7.717 people

Tsu Municipality   1.492 people


Yokkaichi Municipality 1.469 people


Suzuka Municipality 897 people



6.155 people

Matsusaka Municipality 2.262 people


 Tsu Municipality     1.235 people


Yokkaichi Municipality 733 people


South Korea

4.490 people

 Yokkaichi Municipality   1.563 people


Kuwana Municipality   650 people


Suzuka Municipality 517 people



3.293 people

Tsu Municipality   710 people


Yokkaichi Municipality   498 people


Iga Municipality  346 people




The following is the ranking in order of 10 municipalities/districts hositng the greater number of foreign residents.

The number of the 10 municipalities/districts of the ranking represent 91,3% of overall number of foreigners.

Position Municipality/District Number of Foreign Residents Percentual of Composition Increase or Decrease Variation rate
1 Yokkaichi Municipality 8.162
18,8% 286 people 3,6%
2 Tsu Municipality 7.582
17,5% 179 people 2,4%
3 Suzuka Municipality  7.251 people 16,7% 240 people 3,4%
4 Iga Municipality 4.527 people 10,4% 343 people 8,2%
Matsusaka Municipality 3.877 people 8,9% 37 people 1,0%
Kuwana Municipality  3.382 people 7,8%  333 people 10,9%
Kameyama Municipality 1.732
4,0% 85 people 5,2%
Inabe Municipality 1.528
3,5% 109 people 7,7%
Ise Municipality 828 people 1,9% -8 people -1,0%
10 Komono District 797 people 1,8% 18 people 2,3%