Expatriation and Immigration in Japan

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Capital: Tokyo


Total Population: 127,560,000
Annual Growth Rate: -0.1%
Density: 350 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 66.0%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Tokyo (Yokohama, Chiba, Kawasaki …) (33,800,000); Osaka (16,700,000); Nagoya (8,300,000); Sapporo (2,525,000).
Ethnic Origins: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.7%
Official Language: Japanese (nihongo)
Other Languages Spoken: Japanese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with over 99% percent of the country's population using it.
Business Language(s): English is moreover the foreign language which is the most usually spoken. However the Japanese, including the business leaders, sometimes only have basic English. Businessmen often read English better than they can speak it.
Religion: Shintoism and Buddhism are the two most widespread religions (84% of the population). Japanese follow either one or the other, or both.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Tokyo

Exchange Rate on

: National Currency:
Japanese Yen (JPY)

Country Overview

Area: 377,930 km²
Type of State: Empire having a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
Third greatest world economy; it has the largest number of patents taken out in the world. The country is affected by numerous natural disasters
HDI*: 0.884/1
HDI (World Rank): 11/169

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.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Japan, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Japan, Dial +81
Internet Suffix: .jp
Computers: 54.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 40.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 69.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Imports of Goods (million USD) 579,064 622,243 762,534 551,981 692,621
Exports of Goods (million USD) 646,725 714,327 781,412 580,719 769,839
Imports of Services (million USD) 133,900 148,685 167,443 146,965 155,235
Exports of Services (million USD) 115,140 127,060 146,440 125,918 137,555

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization


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