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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, the timezone of Tokyo 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 slightly smaller than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Japan, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Japan?
We have mentioned already on this website, that 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 is varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north.
Geographical data of Japan
The elevation of Japan; mean elevation: 438 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m, highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m.
The typical geographical details of Japan include mostly rugged and mountainous.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Japan is 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: with virtually no natural energy resources, Japan is the world's largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas, as well as the second largest importer of oil. 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 population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 93.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Japan 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 in this country are the following: 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 the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Japan the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Japan, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Japan are the following: . 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
If 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 dependentFor 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 investmentJapan enjoyed a sharp uptick in growth in 2013 on the basis of 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, which edged out Japan in 20.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Japan is $4.73 trillion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Japan is 0.5% (2016 estimate) 0.5% (2015 estimate) 0% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when 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 case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Japan produces?
The main agricultural products of Japan are vegetables, rice, fish, poultry, fruit, dairy products, pork, beef, flowers, potatoes/taros/yams, sugar cane, tea, legumes, wheat and barley.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are 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. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on 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.
Drinking water source in Japan
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Japan
In Japan the average number of childbirth is 1.41 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Japan
The average age of the population is total: 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.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming 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 contagious diseases in Japan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Japan density of the hospital beds is 13.7 beds / 1,000 population (2009).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Japan the N/A.
However, the 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 as a result of the disease.
In Japan the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Japan is 3.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Japan? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Japan are many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoonsvolcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 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 explosive history and close 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 its 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 intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. 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 major 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 its energy infrastructure, and tested its ability to deal with humanitarian disasters. Prime Minister Shinzo ABE was reelected to office in December 2012, and has since embarked on ambitious economic and security reforms to improve Japan's economy and bolster the country's international standing..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that 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 related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Japan: red sun disc, chrysanthemum; national colors: red, white.
Constitution of Japan
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
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 times, the legal system of a country is in 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 where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Japan is a 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.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities 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 3 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 2 years) elections: House of Councillors - last held on 10 July 2016 (next to be held in July 2019); House of Representatives - last held on 14 December 2014 (next to be held by 15 December 2016)election results: House of Councillors - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - LPD 123, DP 51, Komeito 25, JCP 14, Osaka Ishin no Kai (Initiatives from Osaka) 12, Independents Club 5, The Party for Japanese Kokoro 3, independents 2; note: 7 seats are pending confirmationHouse of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - LDP 291, DPJ 71, Komeito 35, JCP 21, JIP 21, Osaka Ishin no Kai 13, Group of Reformists 5, SDP 2, PLPTYF 2, independents 13, 1 seat vacant. Note: the 2013 amended electoral law - effective for the December 2016 election - reduced to 475 the number of seats in the House of Representatives.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Japan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. 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).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Japan, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 24.8% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is 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 if the criteria is 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 poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Japan the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 2.7% highhest 10%: 24.8% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Japan
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Japan is; revenues: $1.696 trillionexpenditures: $1.931 trillion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 35.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Japan is 1 April - 31 March.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Japan
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; 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. The export value in Japan 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%, US 10.5%, Australia 5.4%, South Korea 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Japan
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Japan, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 7.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 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 servicedomestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kindinternational: country code - 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and 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 in case 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).
The total length of the waterways in Japan: 1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2010).
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Facts & data about Japan
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Japan, local long form: Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku, local short form: 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".
|Abbrevation: 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: slightly 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 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 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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