Japan Facts

• Full name: Japan

• Population: 128,219,000 (via UN, 2006) Japan is one the the 10 most populous countries in the world.

• Capital: Tokyo at 35,000,000 people it is the largest city in the world.

• Area: 377,864 sq km (145,894 sq miles) About the size of California, or Montana, or Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

• Major language: Japanese, one of the hardest languages in the world to master.

• Major religions: Shintoism (indigenous only to Japan), Buddhism

• Life expectancy: 78 years (men), 85 years (women) (UN) (the highest life expectancy in the world)

• Monetary unit: YEN trades daily on the international currency markets.

• Main exports: Vehicles, computer parts, chemicals, scientific instruments and watches [We pray, soon the gospel]

• GNI per capita: US$38,980 (World Bank, 2006)

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