National Flag and Anthem
(also known as Hinomaru)
Kimi ga Yo
Learn about Japan’s flag and national anthem.
Get lyrics, sheet music and MP3s.*1
Introduction to the official duties and various public activities of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, and other members of the Imperial Family.*2
Shintoism, Buddhism and Christianity
Japan is located west of the Pacific Ocean in the Northern Hemisphere. Japan's neighbors include the Republic of Korea, China and Russia.
(56,346.20 square miles)
(as of October 1, 2016
Authority of Japan)
Number of Prefectures47
(The population of Tokyo Metropolitan Area as of April 1, 2017 is 13,686,371, approximately 10% of Japan's total population.)
(as of December 1,2017 Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)*4
House of Representatives 'Shugi-in' (465 members)*5
House of Councillors 'Sangi-in' (242 members)*6
Supreme Court, High Courts, District Courts, Summary Courts, and Family Courts
Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, Cabinet Secretariat, 13 ministries and agencies.*8
Automobiles, consumer electronics, computers, other electronics
as of 2015 (World Bank)
GDP per capita
as of 2015 (World Bank)
Japan is the world third-largest economy by nominal GDP *9
- *1:National Flag and Anthem
- *2:The Imperial Household Agency
- *3:Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
- *4:Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
- *5:The House of Representatives, Japan
- *6:House of Councillors The National Diet of Japan
- *7:Bank of Japan - Banknotes and Coins
- *8:Government Directory
- *9:SNA(National Accounts of Japan)
Find your Japan
Giving birth to new ways of thinking and initiatives, bringing new values to society and culture.
Japan's Regional Charm
Showcasing the various wonders of Japan's regions through articles and videos.
About this site
JapanGov (https://www.japan.go.jp), the official website of the Government of Japan, provides a wealth of information on important issues such as Abenomics (Japan’s economic revitalization policy), and efforts to spread fruit of innovation and quality infrastructure worldwide. You’ll find plenty of videos, infographics, and more.
The website also features official publications including “We are Tomodachi.”
There are easy links to the sites of various government ministers and agencies as well.