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    Japan Communications - 1989
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb1989/japan/japan_communications.html
    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railroads: 22,091 km total (1985); 1,832 km 1.435-meter standard gauge and 20,259 km predominantly 1.067-meter narrow gauge, 5,724 km doubletrack and multitrack sections, 9,038 km 1.067-meter narrow-gauge electrified, 1,832 km 1.435-meter standard-gauge electrified (1984)

      Highways: 1,255,252 km total (1986); 652,768 km paved, 602,484 km gravel, crushed stone, or unpaved; 3,721 km national expressways, 46,544 km national highways, 43,907 km principal local roads, 86,930 km prefectural roads, 949,566 km municipal roads, and 124,584 other

      Inland waterways: about 1,770 km; seagoing craft ply all coastal inland seas

      Pipelines: crude oil, 84 km; refined products, 322 km; natural gas, 1,800 km

      Ports: Chiba, Hakodate, Kitakyushu, Kobe, Kushiro, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Yokkaichi, Yokohama

      Merchant marine: 1,197 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 26,246,703 GRT/44,116,590 DWT; includes 5 passenger, 59 short-sea passenger, 4 passenger cargo, 120 cargo, 53 container, 24 roll-on/roll-off cargo, 156 refrigerated cargo, 122 vehicle carrier, 253 petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) tanker, 25 chemical tanker, 41 liquefied gas, 14 combination ore/oil, 6 specialized tanker, 311 bulk, 3 combination bulk, 1 heavy-lift carrier

      Civil air: 341 major transport aircraft

      Airports: 165 total, 157 usable; 125 with permanent-surface runways; 2 with runways over 3,659 m; 26 with runways 2,440-3,659 m; 52 with runways 1,220-2,439 m

      Telecommunications: excellent domestic and international service; 64,000,000 telephones; stations--318 AM, 58 FM, 12,350 TV (196 major--1 kw or greater); 2 satellite ground stations; submarine cables to US (via Guam), Philippines, China, and USSR

      NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan Communications 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan Communications 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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