People and Society in Japan

Nationality
noun:
Japanese (singular and plural)
adjective:
Japanese
Ethnic groups
Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%
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%
total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism (2005)
Population
127,368,088 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
10
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Age structure
0-14 years:
13.1% (male 8,521,571/female 8,076,173)
15-64 years:
64% (male 40,815,840/female 40,128,235)
65 years and over:
22.9% (male 12,275,829/female 16,658,016) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
45.4 years
male:
44.1 years
female:
46.9 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
-0.077% (2012 est.)
rank:
199
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Birth rate
8.39 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
216
Death rate
9.15 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
63
Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
91
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Urbanization
urban population:
67% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
0.2% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
TOKYO (capital) 36.507 million; Osaka-Kobe 11.325 million; Nagoya 3.257 million; Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 2.809 million; Sapporo 2.673 million (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.08 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.76 male(s)/female
total population:
0.94 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
5 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
173
Infant mortality rate
total:
2.21 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
221
male:
2.44 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
1.97 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
83.91 years
rank:
3
male:
80.57 years
female:
87.43 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
1.39 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
203
Health expenditures
9.3% of GDP (2009)
rank:
41
Physicians density
2.063 physicians/1,000 population (2006)
Hospital bed density
13.75 beds/1,000 population (2008)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
less than 0.1% (2009 est.)
rank:
131
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
8,100 (2009 est.)
rank:
108
HIV/AIDS - deaths
fewer than 100 (2009 est.)
rank:
117
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
3.1% (2000)
rank:
65
Education expenditures
3.5% of GDP (2007)
rank:
118
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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 (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
9.1%
rank:
109
male:
10.1%
female:
8% (2009)
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