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Information on Japan - People (Source CIA Facts book)

Population: 127,368,244 as of July 2012
Median age 44.8 (2011)
Median age / female 46.7 (2011)
Median age / Male 43.2 (2011)

Population growth Rate: -0.077% (2011 est.)
Birth rate: 8.39 births per 1000 (2011) population
Death rate: 9.15 deaths per 1000 population

Life Expectancy Male: 80.57 years (2011)
Life Expectancy Female: 87.43 years (2011)
Fertility Rate : 1.39 children bore per woman

Aids Prevalence: 0 % 2011 estimate

Literacy Rate 99% for Japanese more than 15 years old.

Average I.Q. 105 (Source Wikipedia)

Ethnic Breakdown
Japanese: 98.5% (2011)
Korean: 0.5
Chinese: 0.4
Other 0.6


Crime

Offense rate 0.049% (NPA figure. Includes offenses like overstaying visa, underage drinking etc.)

Crime 0.291% (NPA figure. Not including offenses like visa matters, parking tickets etc.)

Information on Japan - Suicide

Total cases 34,427 (As of 2003 National Police Agency figure)
Men 73%
Elderly 33.5%


Geography

Location: Eastern Asia between the Sea of Japan /North Pacific Ocean Land
Total 377,835 square kilometers
Land 374,744 square kilometers
Water 3,091 square kilometers
Coastline 29,751 kilometers

Elevation Lowest Point - 4 meters in Hachiro Gata
Highest Point + 3,776 meters - Mount Fuji (It's a dormant volcano.)

Irrigated land 26,790 square meters


Prefectures

Japan is divided into 47 prefectures.

1. Hokkaido 2. Aomori 3. Iwate 4. Akita 5. Miyagi 6. Yamagata 7. Fukushima 8. Ibaraki 9. Tochigi 10. Gumma 11. Chiba 12. Saitama 13. Tokyo 14. Kanagawa 15. Niigata 16. Toyama 17. Ishikawa 18. Nagano 19. Gifu 20 Fukui 21. Yamanashi 22. Shizuoka 23. Aichi 24. Shiga 25. Kyoto 26. Hyogo 27. Mie 28. Nara 29. Osaka 30. Wakayama 31. Tottori 32. Shimane 33. Okayama 34. Hiroshima 35.Yamaguchi 36. Kagawa 37. Tokushima 38. Ehime 39. Kochi 40. Fukuoka 41. Saga 42. Nagasaki 43. Oita 44. Kumamoto 45. Miyazaki 46. Kagoshima 47. Okinawa

Information on Japan - Cities

The TEN largest cities in Japan as of 2015 are:

1.Tokyo - 8.9 million

2.Yokohama 3.6 million

3. Osaka 2.6 million

4. Nagoya- 2.2 million

5. Sapporo 1.9 million

6. Kobe- 1.5 million

7. Kyoto 1.49 million

8. Fukuoka 1.46 million

9. Kawasaki 1.42 million

10. Saitama 1.2 million




The National Anthem
Japan's national anthem is “kimi ga yo.” Which means thy reign. It's customary to stand while this is being played or sung. Unlike in America where the national anthem is played at baseball games etc. in Japan it's played at more official occasions like Olympic events and graduation ceremonies.

Information on Japan - Top 10 Biggest Companies (Source: Forbes 2016)

1. Toyota
2. Mitsubishi's financial arm UFJ bank
3. Sumitomo/ Mitsui Financial
4. NTT Telecommunications giant
5. Honda
6. Softbank Telecommunications
7. Mizuho Financial
8. Nissan Motors
9. Mitubishi Trading
10. Hitachi - consumer electronics


The Economy
Labor Force:
Total: 67.23 million (March 1997)

By occupation (1994):
Government 3%
Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing 6%
Utilities & Communication 7%
Manufacturing, Mining, and Construction 33%
- Trade & Services 50% - Unemployment Rate: 3.4% (1997)


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