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Country (long form) none
Capital Tokyo
Total Area 145,882.91 sq mi
377,835.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than California)
Population 126,771,662 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 101,228,471
Languages Japanese
Literacy 99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1970 est.)
Religions observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
Life Expectancy 77.62 male, 84.15 female (2001 est.)
Government Type constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Currency yen
GDP (per capita) $24,900 (2000 est.)
Industry among world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals; textiles, processed foods
Agriculture rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Arable Land 11%
Natural Resources negligible mineral resources, fish


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