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Japan: Independent country in East Asia, situated on an archipelago of five main and over 6,800 smaller islands

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Population : 125,961,625
Country : Japan
Head of government : Prime Minister of Japan
Twitter username : JapanGov, japan
Plate code : J
Area : 377972.28 km2
Official name : 日本国, le Japon
Has part : Western Japan, island of Japan, Eastern Japan, region of Japan, Central Japan, Southern Japan, Northern Japan
Continent : Asia
Annual number of weddings : 635156, 621000
Easternmost point : Point(153.986388888 24.283055555), Point(145.817555555 43.385361111)
Northernmost point : Point(141.936583333 45.523027777), Point(141.936388888 45.522777777), Point(148.752222222 45.557222222)
Legislative body : National Diet
Official language : Japanese
Capital : Nagaoka-kyō, Heian-kyō, Heijō-kyō, Tokyo, Edo, Fukuhara-kyō, Shigaraki Palace
Establishment : January 01, 1970 (74 years ago)
Time Zone : Japan Standard Time
Local time : 15:51:07 (8th December 2021)
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Location of Japan
Imperial Seal of Japan coat of arms image
Imperial Seal of Japan
Imperial Seal of Japan coat of arms image

Geography

Japan is located at 35°41'7"N 139°45'11"E (35.6853600, 139.7530900). It has 6 neighbors: Taiwan, Philippines, China, South Korea, Russia and United States.

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The largest city of Japan is Tokyo with a population of 13,942,856. Other cities include, Nagoya population 2,325,918, Sapporo population 1,958,756, Kawasaki population 1,530,457 and Kyoto population 1,466,264. See all Japan cities & populated places.

  • Yoshihide Suga , 2020-09-16T00:00:00Z
  • Shinzō Abe , 16 September, 2020 2012-12-26T00:00:00Z

Japan has 6 neighbours.

  • Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Toyama Prefecture
  • Miyagi Prefecture
  • Akita Prefecture
  • Ibaraki Prefecture
  • Tochigi Prefecture
  • Fukushima Prefecture
  • Kumamoto Prefecture
  • Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Yamagata Prefecture
  • Wakayama Prefecture
  • Nagano Prefecture
  • Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Iwate Prefecture
  • Okinawa Prefecture
  • Aichi Prefecture
  • Gunma Prefecture
  • Ehime Prefecture
  • Fukui Prefecture
  • Gifu Prefecture
  • Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Ōsaka Prefecture
  • Saitama Prefecture
  • Hyōgo Prefecture
  • Aomori Prefecture
  • Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Mie Prefecture
  • Tokushima Prefecture
  • Hokkaidō
  • Shimane Prefecture
  • Ōita Prefecture
  • Niigata Prefecture
  • Nara Prefecture
  • Chiba Prefecture
  • Kagawa Prefecture
  • Kyōto Prefecture
  • Kōchi Prefecture
  • Saga Prefecture
  • Miyazaki Prefecture
  • Tottori Prefecture
  • Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Shiga Prefecture
  • Kanagawa Prefecture
  • Tokyo
  • Okayama Prefecture

Demographics

Year Population % Change Method
1960 92,500,572 - (Worldbank)
1961 94,943,000 2.57% (Worldbank)
1962 95,832,000 0.93% (Worldbank)
1963 96,812,000 1.01% (Worldbank)
1964 97,826,000 1.04% (Worldbank)
1965 98,883,000 1.07% (Worldbank)
1966 99,790,000 0.91% (Worldbank)
1967 100,725,000 0.93% (Worldbank)
1968 101,061,000 0.33% (Worldbank)
1969 103,172,000 2.05% (Worldbank)
1970 104,345,000 1.12% (Worldbank)
1971 105,697,000 1.28% (Worldbank)
1972 107,188,000 1.39% (Worldbank)
1973 108,079,000 0.82% (Worldbank)
1974 110,162,000 1.89% (Worldbank)
1975 111,940,000 1.59% (Worldbank)
1976 112,771,000 0.74% (Worldbank)
1977 113,863,000 0.96% (Worldbank)
1978 114,898,000 0.9% (Worldbank)
1979 115,870,000 0.84% (Worldbank)
1980 116,782,000 0.78% (Worldbank)
1981 117,648,000 0.74% (Worldbank)
1982 118,449,000 0.68% (Worldbank)
1983 119,259,000 0.68% (Worldbank)
1984 120,018,000 0.63% (Worldbank)
1985 120,754,000 0.61% (Worldbank)
1986 121,492,000 0.61% (Worldbank)
1987 122,091,000 0.49% (Worldbank)
1988 122,613,000 0.43% (Worldbank)
1989 123,116,000 0.41% (Worldbank)
1990 123,537,000 0.34% (Worldbank)
1991 123,921,000 0.31% (Worldbank)
1992 124,229,000 0.25% (Worldbank)
1993 124,536,000 0.25% (Worldbank)
1994 124,961,000 0.34% (Worldbank)
1995 125,570,246 0.49% census
1996 125,757,000 0.15% (Worldbank)
1997 126,057,000 0.24% (Worldbank)
1998 126,400,000 0.27% (Worldbank)
1999 126,631,000 0.18% (Worldbank)
2000 126,925,843 0.23% census
2001 127,149,000 0.18% (Worldbank)
2002 127,445,000 0.23% (Worldbank)
2003 127,718,000 0.21% (Worldbank)
2004 127,761,000 0.03% (Worldbank)
2005 127,767,994 0.01% census
2006 127,854,000 0.07% (Worldbank)
2007 128,001,000 0.11% (Worldbank)
2008 128,063,000 0.05% (Worldbank)
2009 128,047,000 -0.01% (Worldbank)
2010 128,057,352 0.01% census
2011 127,833,000 -0.18% (Worldbank)
2012 127,629,000 -0.16% (Worldbank)
2013 127,445,000 -0.14% (Worldbank)
2014 127,276,000 -0.13% (Worldbank)
2015 127,094,745 -0.14% census
2016 126,994,511 -0.08% (Worldbank)
2017 126,785,797 -0.16% census
2018 126,434,565 -0.28% Sevastopol
2019 126,309,690 -0.1% Sevastopol
2020 125,961,625 -0.28% Sevastopol

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