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Japan Facts

  • Name: Japan
  • Capital City: Tokyo (13,185,502 pop.)
    (35,682,460 metro)
  • Japan Population: 127,253,075 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Yen (JPY)
    (conversion rates)

    yen
    5000 Yen
  • Ethnicity: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%

    Note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil
  • GDP total: $4.525 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $36,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Japanese
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Tokyo, Yokohama-shi, Osaka-shi, Nagoya-shi, Sapporo-shi, Kobe-shi, Kyoto, Fukuoka-shi, Kawasaki, Saitama
  • Name: The Japanese names for Japan, Nippon and Nihon, translate into "sun-origin" or the more often used, "Land of the rising sun."
  • National Day: December 23
  • Religion: Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8% note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism
  • Symbols

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Japan prefectures & their capitals

Region Capital
Aichi Nagoya-shi
Akita Akita Shi
Aomori Aomori Shi
Chiba Chiba
Ehime Matsuyama
Fukui Fukui-shi
Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi
Fukushima Fukushima-shi
Gifu Gifu-shi
Gunma Maebashi-shi
Hiroshima Hiroshima-shi
Hokkaido Sapporo
Hyogo Kobe
Ibaraki Mito-shi
Ishikawa Kanazawa-shi
Iwate Morioka-shi
Kagawa Takamatsu-shi
Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi
Kanagawa Yokohama
Kochi Kochi-shi
Kumamoto Kumamoto
Kyoto Kyoto
Mie Tsu-shi
Miyagi Sendai-shi
Miyazaki Miyazaki-shi
Nagano Nagano-shi
Nagasaki Nagasaki-shi
Nara Nara-shi
Niigata Niigata-shi
Oita Oita
Okayama Okayama-shi
Okinawa Naha-shi
Osaka Osaka-shi
Saga Saga-shi
Saitama Saitama
Shiga Otsu-shi
Shimane Matsue-shi
Shizuoka Shizuoka-shi
Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi
Tokushima Tokushima-shi
Tokyo Tokyo
Tottori Tottori
Toyama Toyama-shi
Wakayama Wakayama-shi
Yamagata Yamagata-shi
Yamaguchi Yamaguchi-shi
Yamanashi Kofu-shi

Countries of Asia

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.