(measure: million U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Japan: Remittances, million USD, 1996 - 2020:
For that indicator, we provide data for Japan from 1996 to 2020. The average value for Japan during that period was 1860.86 million U.S. dollars with a minimum of 216.45 million U.S. dollars in 1999 and a maximum of 4700.39 million U.S. dollars in 2020.
The latest value from 2020 is 4700.39 million U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 131
countries is 3345.15 million U.S. dollars.
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Remittances are the money sent home by people who work in a foreign country. These are, for example, the money sent to Mexico by Mexican workers in the U.S.
Definition: Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Data are in current U.S. dollars.