Japan Country Profile

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A Closer Look at... Japan
OFFICIAL NAME
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GEOGRAPHY
    Four main islands and 3,000 small islands;
only 13% of all land can be cultivated
AREA
    377,835 sq km / 145,882 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
    Approximately the same size as California
POPULATION
    127,435,000
CAPITAL
    Tokyo (12.275 million)

LITERACY

    100% (age 15+ and can read and write)
LANGUAGE
    Japanese
RELIGIONS
   

Buddhist/Shinto - 70%
New Religions - 25%
Non-religious - 4%

Christians - 1%

POLITICS
    Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy
INCOME
    Per capita income = US$ 38,160 per year
CURRENCY
    Yen (¥)
TIME ZONE
    GMT/UTC +9
CHURCHES
    7,765 Protestant churches
CHURCH RATIO
    1 Protestant church for every 16,288 people
SOURCES
    Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

 

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