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Population 2007...................................................127,433,494 GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)...........33,100
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................4,220
Unemployment.....................................................................4.1%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .3
Labor force (%) ....... .9
 

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Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan - Photo by syvwlch - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................145,847 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)...... 26
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 78
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................80
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 4
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................96
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 0

 

Go to Japan Capital City Tokyo City Profile - Go to Tokyo Tourism - To Japan History

ABC of Modern Japanese History __ If you are interested in the more controversial aspects of Japanese history, you might find what you are looking for here. - illustrated - From The Association for the Advancement of Liberalist View of History - http://www.jiyuu-shikan.org/e/

Background Note: Japan  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/4142.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Japan __ A detailed look at Japan including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ja.html

Colleges and Universities - Japan __ List of schools with direct contact links for each. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/jp.html

Country Profile: Japan __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Despite its advanced technology, Japan is still a traditional society with strong social and employment hierarchies - Japanese men have always tended to work for the same employer for the whole of their life." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1258586.stm

Economy of Japan __ "Japan's industrialized, free-market economy is the world's third-largest purchasing power parity (PPP) after the United States and the People's Republic of China. It is the second-largest by market exchange rates." You will find an encyclopedic article about the economy of Japan along with links to more material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Japan 

Embassy of Japan __ A great place to begin your study of Japan. You will find an overview of the country, foreign relations information, press releases, FAQ and much more. - illustrated - From embassy of Japan - http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/english/html/index.htm 


 
Ethnologue report for Japan __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Japan - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Japan

Japan __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/japan/

Japan __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/japan.html

Japan __ A good overview of Japan, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107666.html

Japan __ "Japan is the subject of more gullible and misguided musings than perhaps any other place in the world: the best way to approach it is to discard your preconceptions. Somewhere between the elegant formality of Japanese manners and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitised shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/north_east_asia/japan/

Japan Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=123&countryName=Japan

Japan Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Japan: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bljapan.htm 

japan-guide.com - Japan Travel and Living Guide __ A virtual ton of information that keeps you up to date on Japan travel and living related issues. You will find information on regions and individual cities as well as general information about the whole country. - illustrated - From japan-guide.com - http://www.japan-guide.com/

Japan Information Network __ A site about Japan that is jam-packed with information. You will find your wat to international"think tanks" about Japan, online galleries of national treasures, tourist information, an index by regions, statistics, media, society, you name it. - illustrated - From Japan Center for Intercultural Communications - http://www.jinjapan.org/

japan map and map of japan information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Japan, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/jp.htm

Japan Photos __ You will find galleries of annotated click-to-enlarge photos of Japan. Pictures of Japan. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Japan/
 
Japan Photos & Pictures : Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Nikko, Hiroshima ... __ Guide to Japan through digital Pictures of Japan. - illustrated - From Benoist Sébire - http://www.benoa.net/japan/index.html 



Japan Today Japan News - Japan's Leading International News Network __ Up to the minute news from the nation of Japan. - illustrated - From Japan Today - http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=home

Japan Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/japan/

Japanese Government __ A good overview and portal site for the Japanese government. You will find information about the Diet (Parliament), Emperor, military, agencies, government services and a lot in addition. - illustrated - From Japan-Guide.com - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2136.html

Japanese History __ A series of click-to-view articles about Japanese history from prehistory to current. Each section is filled with additional text links for even more detailed information. A good resource. - Japan-guide.com - http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e641.html

Kids Web Japan __ Japan for the younger set. You can study nature climate, daily family life, economy, industry and international relations. - illustrated - From Japan Information Network - http://nippon-jin.com/
 
Maps Of Japan __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Japan.html

National Diet Library __ An excellent resource for Japanese studies. You will find online resources and newsletters as well as an index of the collection of the electronic library. - From Government of Japan - http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/index.html

Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet __ Official website for the Prime Minister of Japan. You will find information about the Prime Minister, his Cabinet, speeches, press conferences, policy initiatives and more. - From Government of Japan - http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/index-e.html

Timeline: Japan __ A timeline of important dates in Japanese history beginning in 1894. - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1261918.stm


 

 

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