Japan


Emperor: Akihito (1989)

Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe (2012)

Land area: 152,411 sq mi (394,744 sq km); total area: 145,882 sq mi (377,835 sq km)

Population (2012 est.): 127,368,088 (growth rate: -0.077%); birth rate: 8.39/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.21/1000; life expectancy: 83.91

Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Tokyo, 36.507 million

Other large cities: Osaka-Kobe 11.325 million; Nagoya 3.257 million; Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 2.809 million; Sapporo 2.673 million (2009)

Monetary unit: Yen

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