At a Glance


Japan's 145,902 square miles (377,864 square kilometers) are home to 126.5 million people (2011 estimate), though in 2005, this crowded nation entered a negative population growth trend. Its workforce of 65.7 million (2010 estimate) is occupied primarily in services (68%), followed by industry and commerce (28%) and agriculture (4%). Japan achieved an industrial production growth rate of 15.5% in 2010.

Financial Facts

  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$351 billion or US$14,700 per capitaEstimated GDP (2010) of US$4.31 trillion or US$34,000 per capita
  • GDP grew 3.9% from 2009-2010
  • Services account for 75.9% of GDP
  • Industry generates 23% of GDP. The country is among world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, and processed foods.
  • Agriculture generates 1.1% of GDP