Japan (officially Nippon or Nihon) is an East Asian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. It has an area of around 378,000 km and a population of over 126 million people, making it the country with the tenth-largest population in the world. Japan is a constitutional monarchy where the Emperor's powers are very limited. It lies east of China, North Korea, South Korea, and Russia, and north of Taiwan.

General Information
Official Name: 
Japan, 日本国 (Nippon-koku)
Capitol: 
Tokyo
Population: 
127,061,000
Languages: 
Japanese
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
377,930
Year of UN Membership: 
1956
Year of Present State Formation: 
1947
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$4,846.330 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$38,053 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.89
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
37.60
Unemployment: 
4.10%
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
APEC: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ARF: ASEAN Regional Forum
ASEAN: Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
CP: Colombo Plan
EAS: East Asia Summit
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-20
G-5
G-7
G-8
G-10
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
SAARC: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
SELEC: Convention of the Southeast European Law Enforcement Center
SICA: Central American Integration System
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
UNDOF: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, Golan Heighs
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 230, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 223-4300
(212) 751-1966
p-m-j@dn.mofa.go.jp
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