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Japanese studies

Key facts

Full name: Japan (日本)

Capital city: Tokyo (東京)

Government type: Parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy

Population:   126.5 million (2017 data)

Currency: Yen

GDP per capita(PPP): (2017 data)

        $42,904.7 

Life expectancy: (2017 data)

  • 85.3 years (total population)
  • 81.9 years (men)
  • 88.8 years (women)

Ethnic composition:

  • Japanese 98.5%
  • Korean 0.5%
  • Chinese 0.4%
  • Others 0.6%

Major religion:

  • Shintoism  79.2%
  • Buddhism  66.8%
  • Christianity 1.5%
  • Others 7.1% 

(Total exceeds 100% because many follow both Shintoism and Buddhism)

Country area: 377.915 sq km

Language: Japanese

Cited from "Japan country profile 2018" Business Source Premier