Hiroyuki Nishimura, 46, aka “Hiroyuki,” a businessman and founder of the online bulletin board “2channel,” updated his Twitter page on March 24.
He cited an article in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper titled “Japanese Quietly Leaving Japan, Permanent Residents Reach Record High of 557,000” to express his personal opinion.
The article reported that statistics from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the number of Japanese living overseas show that the number of permanent residents has reached a record high of about 557,000 as of October 1, 2022, and that while the number of long-term residents such as those studying or stationed overseas has decreased due to the new Corona disaster, the number of permanent residents such as those seeking a better life and work overseas has increased by about 20,000 year on year. Statistics show that the number of permanent residents who stayed overseas for more than three months increased by about 20,000 from the previous year. This statistic is based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ annual estimates of data on Japanese citizens living abroad for more than three months, with the latest statistics released at the end of last month.
Hiroyuki quotes this article as saying, “The number of Japanese permanent residents abroad has reached a record high of 557,000. Japan is a good country, but it is gradually getting worse, and it is safer to prepare to move to a country other than Japan,” he said, adding, “Depending on the country, it takes about 10 years to get permanent residency. He then posted his own theory: “Depending on the country, it takes about 10 years to get permanent residency.
Japan has become a country that can hardly be called a developed country.
The outflow of foreigners is a real problem that cannot be avoided.