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Japanese New Zealanders (日系ニュージーランド人, Nikkei Nyūjirando-jin) are New Zealand citizens of Japanese ancestry, which may include Japanese immigrants and descendants born in New Zealand.

Japanese New Zealanders
Total population
13,435[2] (Japanese citizenship)
Regions with significant populations
Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington
NZ English and Japanese
Buddhism, Christianity, Shinto, Non-Religious
Related ethnic groups
Japanese diaspora, Japanese Australians


Locations of hoshū jugyō kō in New Zealand (those of blue dots have teachers sent from Japan while those of green dots do not

There are weekend supplementary Japanese education programmes (hoshū jugyō kō) in Auckland, Canterbury/Christchurch, and Wellington.[3]

  • Canterbury Japanese Supplementary School (カンタベリー日本語補習校 Kantaberī Nihongo Hoshūkō) - Ilam School, Ilam, Christchurch[4]
  • Auckland Japanese Supplementary School (オークランド日本語補習学校 Ōkurando Nihongo Hoshūgakkō)[5]
  • Japan-New Zealand Joint Venture School (ウェリントン補習授業校 Werinton Hoshū Jugyō Kō)[6] - Crofton Downs, Wellington

Notable individualsEdit

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  1. ^ "Table Builder - Statistics New Zealand". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
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  3. ^ "大洋州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (). MEXT. Retrieved on February 13, 2015.
  4. ^ "所在地." Canterbury Japanese Supplementary School. Retrieved on February 14, 2015. "66 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand (Ilam School の校舎を借用しています。)"
  5. ^ "お問い合わせ Archived 2015-04-07 at WebCite." Auckland Japanese Supplementary School. Retrieved on February 1, 2015. "所在地 One Tree Hill College 421-451 Great South Rd, Penrose, Auckland"
  6. ^ Home page. Japan-New Zealand Joint Venture School. Retrieved on March 31, 2015.
  7. ^ "Jun Arita". Resene Paints. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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