Population of main metropolitan areas:
Tokyo (9,556,000); Yokohama (3,740,200); Osaka (2,725,000); Nagoya (2,320,400); Sapporo (1,966,500); Fukuoka (1,579,500); Kobe (1,527,400); Kawasaki (1,516,500); Kyoto (1,469,000); Saitama (1,295,600); Hiroshima (1,199,300); Sendai (1,088,700)
Japan is one of the most ethnically homogeneous countries in the world, with ethnic Japanese making up the vast majority of its population. Other ethnic groups present in Japan are mainly Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino. (Official Statistics of Japan
Other Languages Spoken:
Korean and Chinese
English is the most commonly spoken foreign language. Business professionals, including business leaders, often read English better than they can speak it.
Shintoism and Buddhism are the two most widespread religions (84% of the population). Japanese may follow one or both religions.gion, or both.
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National Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
Type of State:
Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary regime.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy; OECD member; G8 member.
Third largest world economy; largest number of patents taken out in the world; affected by numerous natural disasters
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Japan, dial 00
To call Japan, dial +81
54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
50.8 per 100 Inhabitants
79.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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