The number of French people living in Kyoto City is increasing rapidly. According to Kyoto City's Basic Resident Register, the number of citizens with French nationality doubled from 357 in 2013 to 715 in 2022. Although the number is lower than that of Chinese or American citizens, it is the highest among European countries, and the growth rate is also among the top. There are many places of employment such as universities and companies, and in addition to the favorable conditions that make it easy for children to learn, it seems that the background is that work styles have become more flexible after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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