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Recently, the International Exchanges between people have become very popular in countries around the world.

Funabashi City has established special relationships with three sister cities which are X`ian, China, Hayward, U.S.A., and Odense, Denmark and has, with the support of Funabashi International Relationship Association (F.I.R.A.) and their volunteers, many assisting programs for foreign residents to live here comfortably.

Now there are about 9,500 foreign residents from 85 countries living in Funabashi City and the number is equivalent to about 2% of the population.

Graphic charts will show these. 

The number of Foreign Residents and their Nationalities

China   

Korea

Philippines

Brazil

Thailand

Peru

America

Sri Lanka

Vietnam

other 76 countries   

3,684

1,818

1,100

737

247

235

207

128

111

1,221

The number of Foreign Residents in each Year

Year

1993

1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2004

2006

Residents

5,531

5,875

6,204

6,696

7,846

8,995

9,211

9,488