According to the 2022 population movement report based on the Basic Resident Register released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on January 30, the number of people moving into Tokyo exceeds the number of people moving out, which is 38,023.
More than 30,000 people increased from 5,433 in 2021, the lowest ever due to the coronavirus, and this increase in 2022 is the first in three years.
The “excess number of immigrants” to Tokyo in 2022 is still below the pre-coronavirus level. However, with the normalization of socio-economic activities, the number will increase, and the overconcentration in Tokyo may accelerate further.
The number of excess immigrants in the Tokyo area (Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa) is 99,519.
The government has set a goal of balancing the number of people moving in and those moving out by 2027, but it is sure to be a difficult road ahead.