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Japan:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
127,288,419 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
339.7 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 13.7% (male 8,926,439/female 8,460,629)
15-64 years: 64.7% (male 41,513,061/female 40,894,057)
65 years and over: 21.6% (male 11,643,845/female 15,850,388) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 43.8 years
male: 42.1 years
female: 45.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
-0.139% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
7.87 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
9.26 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
NA
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 2.8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 2.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 82.07 years
male: 78.73 years
female: 85.59 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.22 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1% (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
12,000 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
500 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Japanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Japanese
Ethnic groups
Definition
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)
Religions
Definition
observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
Languages
Definition
Japanese
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2002)


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