New Figures Detail Immigration Patterns

      September 01, 2015 12:51

      Some 2,719 foreigners teach in colleges or universities here on an E-1 visa, according to data released in May by the Ministry of Justice.

      Americans make up the biggest group with 31 percent or 843 professors, followed by Chinese (267), Canadians (210), Indians (205) and Japanese (178). A total of 1,053 foreign professors come from North America, outnumbering those from Asia (954).

      The number of foreign engineers or scientists who work here on an E-3 visa totals 3,164, with those from India topping the list at 1,150.

      Big companies are employing a growing number of Indian engineers or scientists.

      Among immigrants by marriage, Vietnamese ranked first with 36,121 people, followed by Chinese (25,903), ethnic Koreans from China (19,612), Filipinos (10,283), Japanese (6,022), Cambodians (4,164) and those from North America (3,464).

      Chinese accounted for the largest share of foreign students at 39,522. Vietnamese (3,238) came second, followed by Mongolians (2,532), Japanese (1,711), and Americans (1,202), while a very limited number of students are from other OECD countries.

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