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  • Area: 377,915 sq. km (145,914 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 126,702,133 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: -0.19% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 85 years (2016)
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Religions: Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1% (note: many people practice both Shintoism and Buddhism)
  • Alternate names: Giappone, Japon, Nihon, Nihon-koku, Nippon, Nippon-koku, Yaponiya
  • Government type: parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Leaders: chief of state: Emperor AKIHITO; head of government: Prime Minister Shinzo ABE
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Administrative divisions: 47 prefectures
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $38,100 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: 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 est.)
  • Imports: petroleum 16.1%; liquid natural gas 9.1%; clothing 3.8%; semiconductors 3.3%; coal 2.4%; audio and visual apparatus 1.4% (2014 est.)
  • Currency: yen (JPY)

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