Did you know that majority of Filipino emigrants bound for Japan in 1988-2018 were spouses of foreign nationals? They comprised 60.38% of the total emigrant population in this time period at 90,652, followed by children of Filipino immigrants and spouses of Filipino immigrants with a large margin at 11.68% and 9.8% or 17,535 and 14,717, respectively. These three categories alone accounted for 81.86% of the total number of Filipino emigrants en route to Japan from 1988 to 2018.

Other categories included non-immediate relatives of foreign nationals or Filipino immigrants at 4.91%, siblings of Filipino immigrants at 2.82%, children of Filipinos married to a foreign national at 2.47%, fiancées of foreign nationals at 2.10%, children of foreign nationals at 2.06%, and children of former Filipino citizens at 1.52%.