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EDM code : Etudiants Du Monde / Students of the World.
ITU code : International Communication Union.
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Japan - Physical geography

Area : 378 000 Km2
Water : 0.82 %
Lands under cultivation : 12 %
Wild pasture lands : 2 %
Forests : 66 %

Min. Height : -4 m (Hachiro-gata)
Max. Height : 3776 m (Fujiyama)


Japan - Climate
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Rainfall (mm) in Tokyo
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Japan - People
Nationality : Japanese
Main language(s) : Japanese

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Population (2005) : 127 956 000 people
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Density : 339 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 1.3 children / woman
Life expectancy : 82 years
Urban population : 66 %

Main cities :
34 000 000 people Tokyo (aggl.)
8 000 000 people Tokyo (capital)
3 320 000 people Yokoma
18 000 000 people Osaka (aggl.)
2 500 000 people Osaka (city)
2 000 000 people Nagoya
1 700 000 people Sapporo
1 450 000 people Kobe
1 400 000 people Kyoto
1 260 000 people Fukuoka
1 200 000 people Kawasaki


Japan - Economy
Currency : Yen (JPY) = 100 Sen
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 133 Yen (JPY)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 3992 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 31198 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 4988.2 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 38984 dollars


Japan - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION (individual / year) (world rank 1997) :
- Eggs = 350 (1)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES (world rank 2002) :
- Strawberries (3)
- Tangerines (3)
- Carrots (5)
- Cabbages (5)
- Tea (7)
- Rice (10)
- Potatoes (18)
- Eggs (2)
- Silk (5)
- Tin (11)
- Nickel (11)
- Silver (19)
- Zinc (23)
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 1997) :
- Beer (5)
- Cars (1)
RECORDS :
- Most populous urban agglomeration in the world = Tokyo (population = 34 M).
- Official world record of men's longevity = Shigechiyo Izumi (died in 1986 at the age of 120 y and 237 days).
- Japan has the world record of average life expectancy : 80.6 years (men = 77, women = 84).
- 7th largest island in the world = Honshu (230 900 Km2).
- Longest suspension bridge in the world = Akashi-Kaiko (1990 m).
- Longest tunnel in the world = Seikan (53.9 Km).
- The biggest statue in the world = Buddha's statue of bronze in Tokyo (height=120 m, width=35 m).
- Highest cost of living in the world = Tokyo and Osaka. (source = Guiness Book 2003)


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