Population of main cities including suburbs:
Tokyo (31,036,000); Osaka (17,590,000); Nagoya (9,250,000); Yokohama (3,655,000); Fukuoka (2,230,000); Sapporo (2,130,000); Hiroshima (1,700,000); Kobe (1,560,000); Kyoto (1,500,000).
Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.7%
Other Languages Spoken:
Korean and Chinese.
English is moreover the foreign language which is the most usually spoken. However the Japanese, including the business leaders, sometimes only have basic English. Businessmen often read English better than they can speak it.
Shintoism and Buddhism are the two most widespread religions (84% of the population). Japanese follow either one or the other, or both.
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National Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
Type of State:
Empire having a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
Third greatest world economy; it has the largest number of patents taken out in the world. The country is affected by numerous natural disasters
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
50.8 per 100 Inhabitants
79.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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