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The African diaspora in Japan currently accounts for about 0.01 percent of the total population, a drop in the ocean literally. While the number of expatriates in the archipelago surpassed the one million mark in 2016 for the first time, the number of Africans still remains low.
A reality facing Japanese authorities which they are trying to remedy is an aging population and lack of manpower . As a result, there are more opportunities available to Africans .