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About Japan in detail
Where is Japan?
Japan, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 35 41 N 139 45 E otherwise in Asia, in Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.
What is the capital city of Japan?
The capital city of Japan is Tokyo.
What is the time in Tokyo?
It is 14 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Tokyo’s timezone is UTC+9.
What is the Internet code for Japan?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Japan is: .jp
What is the size of Japan?
The territory of Japan is total: 377,915 sq km; land: 364,485 sq km, water: 13,430 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Japan is somewhat smaller than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Japan, we can cover 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Japan?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Japan is covered by water (see below), and this includes 29,751 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Japan?
The climate of Japan varies from tropical in the south to cool temperate in the north.
Geographical data of Japan
Japan’s elevation; mean elevation: 438 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m, highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m.
The specific geographical details of Japan include mostly rugged and mountainous.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Japan is a strategic location in northeast Asia; composed of four main islands – from north Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu (the “Home Islands”) – and 6,848 smaller islands and islets.
Resources and land use of Japan
The country’s main mined products are negligible mineral resources, fish. Note: Japan is the world’s largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas and the second-largest importer of oil with virtually no natural energy resources. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 12.5%; arable land 11.7%; permanent crops 0.8%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 68.5%; other: 19% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Japan
The number of inhabitants of Japan is 126,702,133 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 93.5% of the total population (2015).
Most of Japan’s population is concentrated in TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Japan
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004).
Spoken languages in Japan
The spoken languages in Japan are the following: Japanese.
What are the most important religions in Japan?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1%note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people practice both Shintoism and Buddhism (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Japan
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 12.97% (male 8,472,869 / female 7,963,782) 15-24 years: 9.67% (male 6,436,935 / female 5,813,222) 25-54 years: 37.68% (male 23,593,194 / female 24,145,406) 55-64 years: 12.4% (male 7,867,611 / female 7,840,141) 65 years and over: 27.28% (male 15,080,738 / female 19,488,235) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Japan is -0.19% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Japan the birth rate is 7.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Japan, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Japan, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Japan are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 10.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Japan
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Over the past 70 years, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) have helped Japan develop an advanced economy. Two notable characteristics of the post-WorldScarce in many natural resources, Japan has long been dependent on imported raw materials.
Since the complete shutdown of Japan’s nuclear reactors after the earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011, Japan’s industrial sector has become even more dependent three decades, overall real economic growth had been impressive – a 10% average in the 1960s, 5% in the 1970s, and 4% in the 1980s. Growth slowed markedly in the 1990s, averaging just 1.7%, largely because of the aftereffects of inefficient investment. Japan enjoyed a sharp uptick in growth in 2013 based on Prime Minister Shinzo ABE’s “Three Arrows” economic revitalization agenda – dubbed “Abenomics” – of monetary easing, “flexible” fiscal policy, and structural reform. In 2015, ABE revised his “Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis that adjusts for price differences, Japan in 2016 stood as the fourth-largest economy in the world after first-place China, which surpassed Japan in 2001, and third-place India.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Japan is $4.73 trillion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Japan is 0.5% (2016 estimate) 0.5% (2015 estimate) 0% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Japan this is $38,900 (2016 estimate) $38,600 (2015 estimate) $38,400 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Japan produces?
Japan’s main agricultural products are vegetables, rice, fish, poultry, fruit, dairy products, pork, beef, flowers, potatoes/taros/yams, sugar cane, tea, legumes, wheat barley.
Regarding the economy, the essential segments are among the world’s largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on the world’s largest and most technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, and processed foods.
Drinking water source in Japan
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Japan
In Japan, the average delivery number is 1.41 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Japan
The population’s average age is 46.9 years; male: 45.6 years, female: 48.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Japan; it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Japan is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Japan. Dual citizenship recognized: no—residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Japan a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Japan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Japan, the hospital beds’ density is 13.7 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Japan: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Japan, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Japan is 3.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Japan? Is there any?
Japan’s most known natural risk is many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoons. Volcanism: both Unzen (elevation 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elevation 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to their tumultuous history and proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island’s most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu.
More interesting facts about Japan
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability and isolation from foreign influence. For more than two centuries, this policy enabled Japan to enjoy a flowering of its indigenous culture. Japan opened its ports after signing the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854 and began to modernize and industrialize intensively. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that defeated both China and Russia’s forces. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island. In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 – triggering America’s entry into World War II – and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia.
After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and an ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, elected politicians hold actual decision-making power. Following three decades of unprecedented growth, Japan’s economy experienced a significant slowdown starting in the 1990s, but the country remains an economic power. In March 2011, Japan’s strongest-ever earthquake, and an accompanying tsunami, devastated the northeast part of Honshu island, killed thousands, and damaged several nuclear power plants. The catastrophe hobbled the country’s economy and energy infrastructure and tested its ability to deal with humanitarian disasters. Prime Minister Shinzo ABE was re-elected to office in December 2012 and has since embarked on ambitious economic and security reforms to improve Japan’s economy and bolster its international standing.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Japan: 3 May 1947 (current constitution adopted as amendment to Meiji Constitution); notable earlier dates: 660 B.C. (traditional date of the founding of the nation by Emperor JIMMU); 29 November 1890 (Meiji Constitution provides for constitutional monarchy).
The flag and other symbols of Japan
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception; white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Japan: red sun disc, chrysanthemum; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Japan
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Japan?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
Japan’s legal system is a civil law system based on the German model; the system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Japan, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Diet or Kokkai consists of the House of Councillors or Sangi-in (242 seats; 146 members directly elected by majority vote and 96 directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 6-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every three years) and the House of Representatives or Shugi-in (475 seats; 295 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 180 directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve maximum 4-year terms with one-half of the membership renewed every two years).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Japan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Japan, the labor force is 65.93 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Japan is total: 2 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 1.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Japan is 3.2% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Japan, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.7% highest 10%: 24.8% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Japan, the GINI index is .37,9 (2011).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Japan, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 2.7% highest 10%: 24.8% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Japan
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Japan’s budget is; revenues: $1.696 trillion. Expenditures: $1.931 trillion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 35.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Japan is 1 April – 31 March.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Japan
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.1% (2016 estimate), 0.8% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 1.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Japan
Japan, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. Japan’s export value is $641.4 billion (2016 estimate), $622 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: motor vehicles 14.9%; iron and steel products 5.4%; semiconductors 5%; auto parts 4.8%; power generating machinery 3.5%; plastic materials 3.3% (2014 estimate).
The most important imported products are petroleum 16.1%; liquid natural gas 9.1%; clothing 3.8%; semiconductors 3.3%; coal 2.4%; audio and visual apparatus 1.4% (2014 estimate), and the countries from where the import is coming: China 24.8%, the United States 10.5%, Australia 5.4%, South Korea 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Japan
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Japan, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 7.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 3.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Japan, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Japan; excellent domestic and international service. Domestic: high level of modern technology and superior service of every kind. International: country code – 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US; satellite earth stations – 7 Intelsat (Pacific and Indian Oceans), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), 2 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian (2012).
Transport infrastructure in Japan
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Japan: 175 (2013), and the number of heliports: 16 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Japan: total: 1,218,772 km, paved: 992,835 km (includes 8,428 km of expressways), unpaved: 225,937 km (2015).
Japan’s waterways’ total length is 1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2010).
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Facts & data about Japan
Name of the country: conventional long way: none, traditional short form: Japan, local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku, local short state: Nihon/Nippon, etymology: the English word for Japan comes via the Chinese name for the country “Cipangu”; both Nihon and Nippon mean “where the sun originates” and are frequently translated as “Land of the rising sun.”
|Abbreviation: Japan||Geographic coordinates:
36 00 N, 138 00 E
|Country Location: Asia|
|Capital of Japan: Tokyo||GPS of the Capital:
35 41 N 139 45 E
|Position: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula|
|Land area: total: 377,915 sq km; land: 364,485 sq km, water: 13,430 sq km||Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous
||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than California|
|Population: 126,702,133 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.19% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.11 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $641.4 billion (2016 estimate), $622 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $629.8 billion (2016 estimate), $627.3 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 24.8%, US 10.5%, Australia 5.4%, South Korea 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 93.5% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015)||Median age: total: 46.9 years; male: 45.6 years, female: 48.3 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 118.453 million. Percent of the population: 93.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 63,633,050. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 50 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 158.591 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 125 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 3.2% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Japanese (singular and plural) adjective: Japanese||National holidays: Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 85 years. Male: 81.7 years, female: 88.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.41 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 7.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: civil law system based on German model; system also reflects Anglo-American influence and Japanese traditions; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: among world’s largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods||Industrial production growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate) 0.5% (2015 estimate) 0% (2014 estimate)|
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