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JAPAN - Japan, Nippon



National or official language: Japanese
Other spoken languages:
Literacy: Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2002)


Population: 127,333,002 (July 2004 est.)
Structure: 0-14 years: 14.3% (male 9,337,867; female 8,876,996)
15-64 years: 66.7% (male 42,697,264; female 42,196,835)
65 years and over: 19% (male 10,169,190; female 14,054,850) (2004 est.)
Ethnic groups: Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914)
Religions: Observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)


Currency: yen (JPY)

Major exports 2002 % of total Major imports 2002 % of total
Transport equipment 24.9 Machinery & equipment 25.7
Electrical machinery 22.9 Mineral fuels 16.0
Non-electrical machinery 20.3 Food 10.1
Chemicals 8.0 Chemicals 6.2
Leading markets 2002 % of total Leading suppliers 2002 % of total
US 28.5 US 17.1
China 9.6 China 13.0
South Korea 6.9 South Korea 4.6
Taiwan 6.3 Indonesia 4.2

GDP (US$ bn; market exchange rate) 3,973.3 Real GDP growth 0.4
GDP (US$ bn; PPP) 3,397.6 Real domestic demand growth 0.2
GDP per head (US$; market exchange rate) 31,270 Inflation -0.4
GDP per head (US$; purchasing power parity) 26,739 FDI inflows/GDP 0.2


Government type: constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Capital: Tokyo
Independence: 660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu)
National holiday: Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)
Legal system: modeled after European civil law system with English-American influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations
Suffrage: 20 years of age; universal

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Ethnologue - Language background on JAPAN
Country trivias - JAPAN
Economics - JAPAN

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