Communications & Transportation in Japan

Telephones - main lines in use
40.419 million (2009)
rank:
5
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Telephones - mobile cellular
121 million (2009)
rank:
8
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Telephone system
general assessment:
excellent domestic and international service
domestic:
high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind
international:
country code - 81; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US; satellite earth stations - 7 Intelsat (Pacific and Indian Oceans), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), 3 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions), and 8 SkyPerfect JSAT (2008)
Broadcast media
a mixture of public and commercial broadcast TV and radio stations; 5 national terrestrial TV networks including 1 public broadcaster; the large number of radio and TV stations available provide a wide range of choices; satellite and cable services provide access to international channels (2008)
Internet country code
.jp
Internet hosts
63.466 million (2010)
rank:
2
Internet users
99.182 million (2009)
rank:
3
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Airports
175 (2012)
rank:
34
Airports - with paved runways
total:
143
over 3,047 m:
6
2,438 to 3,047 m:
45
1,524 to 2,437 m:
38
914 to 1,523 m:
29
under 914 m:
25 (2012)
Airports - with unpaved runways
total:
32
1,524 to 2,437 m:
1
914 to 1,523 m:
3
under 914 m:
28 (2012)
Heliports
15 (2012)
Pipelines
gas 4,135 km; oil 171 km; oil/gas/water 53 km (2010)
Railways
total:
27,182 km
rank:
11
standard gauge:
4,251 km 1.435-m gauge (4,251 km electrified)
dual gauge:
486 km 1.435-1.067-m gauge (486 km electrified)
narrow gauge:
96 km 1.372-m gauge (96 km electrified); 22,301 km 1.067-m gauge (15,222 km electrified); 48 km 0.762-m gauge (48 km electrified) (2009)
Roadways
total:
1,210,251 km
rank:
5
paved:
973,234 km (includes 7,803 km of expressways)
unpaved:
237,017 km (2008)
Waterways
1,770 km (seagoing vessels use inland seas) (2010)
rank:
45
Merchant marine
total:
684
rank:
16
by type:
bulk carrier 168, cargo 34, carrier 3, chemical tanker 29, container 2, liquefied gas 58, passenger 11, passenger/cargo 117, petroleum tanker 152, refrigerated cargo 4, roll on/roll off 52, vehicle carrier 54
registered in other countries:
3,122 (Bahamas 88, Bermuda 2, Burma 1, Cambodia 1, Cayman Islands 23, China 2, Cyprus 16, Honduras 4, Hong Kong 79, Indonesia 8, Isle of Man 19, Liberia 110, Luxembourg 3, Malaysia 2, Malta 5, Marshall Islands 59, Mongolia 2, Netherlands 1, Panama 2372, Philippines 77, Portugal 9, Saint Kitts and Nevis 2, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 3, Sierra Leone 4, Singapore 164, South Korea 14, Tanzania 1, UK 5, Vanuatu 39, unknown 7) (2010)
Ports and terminals
Chiba, Kawasaki, Kobe, Mizushima, Moji, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Tomakomai, Yokohama
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