|} are an ethnic group originating in the Japanese archipelago and are the predominant ethnic group of Japan. Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries are referred to as
|}. The term "Japanese people" may also be used in some contexts to refer to a locus of ethnic groups including the Yamato, Ainu and Ryukyuan people.