Over a 10-year period, more than 1,000 Japanese miners relocated to the region, confined to a strictly male-only camp.Arriving without family or spouses, the men often sought social interaction outside the confounds of their camps.The group submitted official inquiry to both the Congolese and Japanese governments, to no avail.Issues specific to this group include having no documentation of their births, since not having been born in the local hospital spared their lives. The mid-19th century saw about 500 Chinese laborers and indentured servants, along with a handful from India stealthily imported to the island of Fernando Po through the once Portuguese occupied Macau.Today, fifty Afro-Japanese have formed an association of Katanga Infanticide survivors.The organization has hired legal counsel seeking a formal investigation into the killings.The population of Madagascar is primarily a mixture of various degrees of Austronesian and Bantu settlers from Southeast Asia (Borneo) and Southeast Africa (primarily Mozambique), respectively.
During the 1970s, an increased demand for copper and cobalt attracted Japanese investments in the mineral-rich southeastern region of Katanga Province.
In the study of Malagasy, autosomal DNA shows the highlanders ethnic group like Merina are almost an even mixture of Southeast Asian and Bantu origin, while the coastal ethnic group have much higher Bantu mixture in their autosomal DNA suggesting they are mixture of new Bantu migrants and the already established highlander ethnic group.
Maximum-likelihood estimates favour a scenario in which Madagascar was settled approximately 1,200 years ago by a very small group of women of approximately 30.
Such evidence included the Asian features of the people in the village, plus Asian-looking porcelain artifacts.
These descendents of Zheng He's fleet occupy both Pate and Lamu Islands.