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Profile of Japan

General Information

Capital

 Tokyo (7.961 million)

Population

 126.2 million as of 1999

Area

 145,868.72 sq. miles (377,800 sq. kilometers). size of California

Major Japanese islands

 Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku

Official Languages

 Japanese

Currency

 Yen

Main Cities

 Tokyo (7.961 million), Yokohama (3.317million), Osaka (2.601 million), Nagoya (2.151 million),

Government

Form

 Constitutional monarchy

Head of State

 Emperor (His Majesty Emperor Akihito)

Head of Government

 Prime Minister

Legislature

 the House of Representatives (500 seats, 4-year- term) the House of Councilors (252 seats, 6-year term)

Executive

 Parliamentary Cabinet System

Judiciary

 Supreme Court

Political Division

 Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic party of Japan and More..

National Economy

GDP

 $ 3,969 billion as of 1998 

Per Capital Income

 $31,391 as of 1998 

Imports

 $338 billion (1997)

Exports

 $420 billion (1997)

Industries

 Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel....

Main Exports

 Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel....

Transportation

 Motor Vehicle Owned : 73,688,389 (1998)

Trading Partners

 United States : 22.3% of Japanese imports and 27.8% of Japanese exports

People

Major Religions 

 Buddhism and Shintoism

Abortions

 337,314 (1999)

Birth Rate

 9.4 (per thousand persons)1999

Divorces

 2.00 (per thousand persons)1999

Life Expectancy

 Male : 77.10, Female : 83.99

Information provided by the Japanese Embassy

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