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Telephones - main lines in use
Definition - World rank and map
55.155 million (2006)
Telephones - main lines in use per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
433.3 (2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular
Definition - World rank and map
107.339 million (2007)
Telephones - mobile cellular subscribers per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
843.3 (2007)
Telephone system
Definition
general assessment: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind
international: country code - 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions
Radio broadcast stations
Definition
AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21 (2001)
Television broadcast stations
Definition
211 (plus 7,341 repeaters); in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)
Internet country code
Definition
.jp
Internet hosts
Definition - World rank and map
33.333 million (2007)
Internet hosts per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
261.9 (2007)
Internet users
Definition - World rank and map
87.54 million (2006)
Internet users per 1,000 people
Definition - World rank and map
687.7 (2006)
Airports
Definition - World rank and map
176 (2007)
Airports - with paved runways
Definition
total: 145
over 3,047 m: 7
2,438 to 3,047 m: 41
1,524 to 2,437 m: 40
914 to 1,523 m: 28
under 914 m: 29 (2007)
Airports - with unpaved runways
Definition
total: 31
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 27 (2007)
Heliports
Definition
14 (2007)
Pipelines
Definition
gas 3,939 km; oil 170 km; oil/gas/water 104 km (2007)
Railways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 23,474 km
standard gauge: 3,204 km 1.435-m gauge (3,204 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 77 km 1.372-m gauge (77 km electrified); 20,182 km 1.067-m gauge (13,334 km electrified); 11 km 0.762-m gauge (11 km electrified) (2006)
Roadways
Definition - World rank and map
total: 1.193 million km
paved: 942,000 km (includes 7,383 km of expressways)
unpaved: 251,000 km (2005)
Waterways
Definition
1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2007)
Merchant marine
Definition - World rank and map
total: 673 ships (1000 GRT or over) 10,598,158 GRT/11,597,912 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 135, cargo 30, carrier 3, chemical tanker 24, container 10, liquefied gas 58, passenger 12, passenger/cargo 133, petroleum tanker 155, refrigerated cargo 2, roll on/roll off 51, vehicle carrier 60
registered in other countries: 2,875 (Australia 1, Bahamas 73, Belize 2, Bermuda 2, Cambodia 3, Cayman Islands 12, China 2, Cyprus 21, France 1, Honduras 4, Hong Kong 85, Indonesia 5, Isle of Man 4, Italy 2, Liberia 114, Malaysia 4, Malta 4, Marshall Islands 8, Norway 1, Panama 2280, Philippines 83, Portugal 15, Singapore 109, South Korea 3, Thailand 3, UK 3, Vanuatu 29, unknown 1) (2008)
Ports and terminals
Definition
Chiba, Kawasaki, Kobe, Mizushima, Moji, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Tomakomai, Yohohama


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