Japan Nature & Economy

Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Population: 126,910,000 (2015 est.)
Land Area: 377972.28 km2
Capital: Tokyo
Main cities: Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, Hiroshima
Languages: Japanese
GDP: $4.61 trillion (2014 est.)
Monetary unit: Yen
Exports: $615.8 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Exports – commodities: transport equipment, motor vehicles, emiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals
Exports – partners: US 22.8%, China 14.3%, South Korea 7.8%, Taiwan 6.8%, Hong Kong 5.6% (2006)
Imports: $534.5 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Imports – commodities: machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, raw materials
Imports – partners: China 20.5%, US 12%, Saudi Arabia 6.4%, UAE 5.5%, Australia 4.8%, South Korea 4.7%, Indonesia 4.2% (2006)
Land use:
arable land: 11.64%
permanent crops: 0.9%
other: 87.46% (2005)
Natural resources: negligible mineral resources, fish



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