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A Closer Look at... Japan
OFFICIAL NAME
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Japan (Nihon)
GEOGRAPHY
  Four main islands and 3,000 small islands;
only 13% of all land can be cultivated
AREA
  377,835 sq km / 145,882 sq miles
COMPARATIVE
  Approximately the same size as California
POPULATION
  127,435,000
CAPITAL
  Tokyo (12.275 million)
LITERACY
  100% (age 15+ and can read and write)
LANGUAGE
  Japanese
RELIGION
 

Buddhist/Shinto - 70%
New Religions - 25%
Non-religious - 4%

Christians - 1%

POLITICS
  Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy
INCOME
  Per capita income = US$ 38,160 per year
CURRENCY
  Yen (¥)
CHURCHES
  7,765 Protestant churches
TIME ZONE
  GMT/UTC +9
CHURCH RATIO
  1 Protestant church for every 16,288 people
MISSIONS
  2,362 missionaries
MISSIONS RATIO
  1 missionary for every 53,285 people
SOURCES
  Statistics provided by a variety of sources, but mostly the U.S. State Department, the U.N. Statistics Division, and BBC News.

 

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