Japan Country Facts

Essential facts, basic figures and useful websites for planning a move to Japan...

Formal Name Japan (Nihon-koku/Nippon-koku)
Capital Tokyo
Main Cities Osaka-Kobe, Nagoya, Fukuoka-Kitakyushu, Sapporo
Official Language Japanese
Currency Yen (JPY)
Dialling Code +81
Emergency numbers 110/119
Time Zone JST - UTC/GMT +9
Daylight Savings Time Japan does not observe DST
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 100 volts; frequency of 50 Hz in East Japan and 60 Hz in West Japan. Plug type A, B
Government Parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
Population 127,368,088 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Land Surface 364,485 sq Km
Coastline 29,751 Km
Japanese flag Japanese flag

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