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flag Japan Japan: Introduction

Capital: Tokyo


Total Population: 127,338,621
Natural Increase: -0.2%
Density: 349 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 92.5%
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).
Ethnic Origins: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.7%
Official Language: Japanese (nihongo)
Other Languages Spoken: Korean and Chinese.
Business Language(s): 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.
Religion: Shintoism and Buddhism are the two most widespread religions (84% of the population). Japanese follow either one or the other, or both.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Tokyo

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Country Overview

Area: 377,960 km²
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*: 0.891/1
HDI (World Rank): 17/187

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.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Japan, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Japan, Dial +81
Internet Suffix: .jp
Computers: 54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 50.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 79.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 551,981694,059855,380885,843833,166
Exports of Goods (million USD) 580,719769,839823,184798,568715,097
Imports of Services (million USD) 146,965155,613165,727174,924160,941
Exports of Services (million USD) 125,918138,703142,551142,489143,890

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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