Total Population (million): 127.77075
Annual growth rate: -0,02%
Urban population: 65,8%
Ethnic Origins: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other
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: 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). The Japanese follow either one or
the other, or both.
Area: 377910 kmÂ²
Type of State: Empire having a parliamentary democracy.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member
Second greatest world power; it has the largest number of patents
taken out in the world.
To call from Japan, dial 81
To call in Japan, dial 010
Internet suffix: .jp
Telephone lines: 43,02
Internet users: 68,27
Access to electricity: n.c.