Asia

Japan profile - key facts

  • 1 December 2014
  • From the section Asia
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Image caption Cars are one of Japan's main exports
  • Full name: Japan
  • Population: 126.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Area: 377,864 sq km (145,894 sq miles)
  • Major language: Japanese
  • Major religions: Shintoism, Buddhism
  • Life expectancy: 80 years (men), 87 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: yen
  • Main exports: Vehicles, computer parts, chemicals, scientific instruments and watches
  • GNI per capita: US $46,140 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .jp
  • International dialling code: +81