Facts

  • Japan has the world’s third-largest economy.
  • Capital: Tokyo
    Population: 126.4 million

    • More than three quarters of the population live in sprawling cities on the coastal fringes of Japan’s four mountainous, heavily-wooded islands.
    • Life expectancy: 81 years (men), 87 years (women)
    • Living to 83 on average, the Japanese have long had one of the highest life expectancies.
      Okinawa, often called โ€˜the land of immortalsโ€™, has been a global centre for longevity research, as these southern Japanese islands have more than 400 centenarians.
  • Language: Japanese
  • Major religions: Shintoism, Buddhism
  • Currency yen

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Geography

  • Area: 377,864 sq km (145,894 sq miles)