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IOM Tokyo - Country Office with Resource Mobilization Function

IOM opened its office in Japan in 1981 in the context of Indochinese refugee resettlement. At that time, IOM Tokyo facilitated the onward movement of US- and Canada-bound Indochinese refugees on temporary protection status in Japan. Later on, the assistance expanded to family reunification for Indochinese refugees resettled in Japan, and which was completed in March 2006. Japan joined IOM membership in 1993.

As a Country Office with Resource Mobilization Functions, IOM Tokyo supports the development of funding policies, establishes priorities and procedures, prepares proposals and develops fundraising strategies and mechanisms for national programmes and projects in line with the IOM Strategy and priorities.

For more information on IOM activities in Japan, visit the country website at http://www.iomjapan.org/english/index.cfm.


Last updated:
Facts and figures: August 2014

Population (2015):126.6 million
Area:377,930 km sq
Languages :Japanese
Currency:Yen (JPY)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 36,426
HDI Rank (2014):20 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 3,729 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):0.4 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):1.6%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):55.0%
Population under 15 (2015):12.9%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Tel: +813.35 95 24 87
Fax: +813.35 95 24 97
Email: [email protected]
Country Website: http://www.iomjapan.org/