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Japan PEOPLE 2015
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Nationality:
noun: Japanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Japanese

Ethnic groups:
Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%
note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004)

Languages:
Japanese

Religions:
Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%
note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism (2005)

Population:
127,103,388 (July 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11
[see also: Population country ranks ]

Age structure:
0-14 years: 13.2% (male 8,681,728/female 8,132,809)
15-24 years: 9.7% (male 6,429,429/female 5,890,991)
25-54 years: 38.1% (male 23,953,643/female 24,449,655)
55-64 years: 13.2% (male 8,413,872/female 8,400,953)
65 years and over: 24.8% (male 14,218,655/female 18,531,653) (2014 est.) population pyramid:

Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 63.3 %
youth dependency ratio: 21.2 %
elderly dependency ratio: 42.1 %
potential support ratio: 2.4 (2014 est.)

Median age:
total: 46.1 years
male: 44.8 years
female: 47.5 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate:
-0.13% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 210
[see also: Population growth rate country ranks ]

Birth rate:
8.07 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 222
[see also: Birth rate country ranks ]

Death rate:
9.38 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58
[see also: Death rate country ranks ]

Net migration rate:
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 93
[see also: Net migration rate country ranks ]

Urbanization:
urban population: 91.3% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.57% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major urban areas - population:
TOKYO (capital) 37.217 million; Osaka-Kobe 11.494 million; Nagoya 3.328 million; Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 2.868 million; Sapporo 2.742 million; Sendai 2.428 million (2011)

Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2014 est.)

Mother's mean age at first birth:
30.3 (2012 est.)
[see also: Mother's mean age at first birth country ranks ]

Maternal mortality rate:
5 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
country comparison to the world: 176
[see also: Maternal mortality rate country ranks ]

Infant mortality rate:
total: 2.13 deaths/1,000 live births
country comparison to the world: 223
male: 2.35 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 1.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 84.46 years
country comparison to the world: 3
male: 81.13 years
female: 87.99 years (2014 est.)

Total fertility rate:
1.4 children born/woman (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 208
[see also: Total fertility rate country ranks ]

Contraceptive prevalence rate:
54.3%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (2005)
[see also: Contraceptive prevalence rate country ranks ]

Health expenditures:
9.3% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 38
[see also: Health expenditures country ranks ]

Physicians density:
2.14 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
[see also: Physicians density country ranks ]

Hospital bed density:
13.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)
[see also: Hospital bed density country ranks ]

Drinking water source:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)

Sanitation facility access:
improved:

urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
less than 0.1% (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 120
[see also: HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
8,100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 112
[see also: HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS country ranks ]

HIV/AIDS - deaths:
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
[see also: HIV/AIDS - deaths country ranks ]

Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
5% (2008)
country comparison to the world: 157
[see also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate country ranks ]

Education expenditures:
3.8% of GDP (2011)
country comparison to the world: 115
[see also: Education expenditures - percent of GDP country ranks ]

Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2002)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 15 years (2011)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total: 7.9%
country comparison to the world: 123
male: 8.7%
female: 7.1% (2012)


NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan PEOPLE 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan PEOPLE 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.



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