Capital : Tokyo (7.961 million)
Population : 126.2 million as of 1999
Area : 145,868.72 sq. miles (377,800 sq. kilometers). size of California
Major japanese islands : Honshu , Hokkaido , Kyushu , and Shikoku
Official languages : Japanese
Currency : Yen
Main cities : Tokyo (7.961 million), Yokohama (3.317million), Osaka (2.601 million), Nagoya (2.151 million)
Form : Constitutional monarchy
Head of state : Emperor (His Majesty Emperor Akihito)
Head of government : Prime Minister
Legislature : the House of Representatives (500 seats, 4-year- term) the House of Councilors (252 seats, 6-year term)
Executive : Parliamentary Cabinet System
Judiciary : Supreme Court
GDP : $ 3,969 billion as of 1998
Per capital income : $31,391 as of 1998
Imports : $338 billion (1997)
Exports : $420 billion (1997)
Industries : Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel....
Main exports : Computers, electronics, automobiles, shipbuilding, steel....
Transportation : Motor Vehicle Owned : 73,688,389 (1998)
Major religions : Buddhism and Shintoism.