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Facts about Japan

General Information

  • National Flag
  • Nisshoki (also known as Hinomaru)
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  • National Anthem
  • Kimi ga Yo
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  • Location
  • Japan is located west of the Pacific Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere. Japan's neighbors include the Republic of Korea, China and Russia.
    (To view in map please click here)
  • Currency
  • Japanese Yen
  • Language
  • Japanese
  • Main Religions
  • Shintoism, Buddhism and Christianity
  • Number of Prefectures
  • 47
  • Capital
  • Tokyo (The population of Tokyo Metropolitan Area as of January 1, 2014 is 13,294,039, approximately 10% of Japan's total population.)
  • Administration
  • Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, Cabinet Secretariat, 13 ministries and agencies.
  • Judiciary
  • Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts, Summary Courts, and Family Courts
  • Main Industries
  • Automobiles, consumer electronics, computers, other electronics and pharmaceuticals
  • GDP
  • US$4.902 trillion as of 2013 (World Bank)
  • GDP per capita
  • US$38,492 as of 2013 (World Bank)

For more information please visit the following sites.
Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan (e-Stat)LinkIcon
Director-General for Policy Planning (Statistical Standards)|International Statistics and International CoordinationLinkIcon