Japan

Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government

Official Language: Japanese

  • Economic Indicators
  • Social Indicators
  • Geographical Indicators
  • Major Trade Shows

Economic Indicators

GDP per capita (PPP) $34.116 (2008 est. by IMF)  $32.817 (2009 est. by IMF)  $34.100 (2008 est. by CIA Factbook)
Inflation rate 1,4% (2008 IMF)  -1,1% (2009 est. by IMF)  1,4% (2008 est. by CIA Factbook)
Unemployment rate 4% (2008 IMF)  5,4% (2009 est. by IMF)  4% (2008 est. by CIA Factbook)
Sector Composition agriculture: 1,5%
industry: 26,3%
services: 72,3%  (2008 est. by CIA Factbook)
Products - Import machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, raw materials
Products - Export transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals
Industries motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods

Social Indicators

Population 127.692.000 (2008 est. by IMF)  127.576.000 (2009 est. by IMF)  127.078.679 (2009 est. by CIA Factbook)
Age distribution 0-14 years: 13.5%
15-64 years: 64.3%
65 years and over: 22.2% (2009 est. by CIA Factbook)
Median age 44.2 years (2009 est. by CIA Factbook)
Fertility Rate 1.21 children born/woman (2009 est. by CIA Factbook)
HDI 0,960 (10th of the world) (UNDP)
Literacy 99.0%

Geographical Indicators

Location Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Area 377,835 sq km
Population Density 338 per sq km (by calculation with 2009 est. by IMF)
Major cities Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya

Major Trade Shows

Agro-Innovation Location Makuhari Messe, Chiba Date 25-27 November 2009 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content Horticultural Exhibition Organizer Japan Management Association
A-Pack Location INTEX, Osaka Date 20-23 March 2009 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content packaging solutions Organizer Japan Food Packaging Association, NIPPO I.B. CO., LTD.
Architecture + Construction Materials Location Tokyo International Exhibition Center "Tokyo Big Sight" Date 9-12 March 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content window, door, facade Organizer Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
Barrier Free Location INTEX, Osaka Date 10-17 April 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content International exhibition for rehabilitation and senior care Organizer Secretariat of BARRIER FREE, TV Osaka, ITP
BOARD Computer Japan Location Makuhari Messe, Chiba Date 14-16 April 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content Exhibition for Board Computer and Embedded Systems Organizer Japan Management Association
Caterex Japan Location Tokyo Big Sight Date February 23 - 26, 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content Japan Catering Equipent Show Organizer Japan Management Association, Japan Food Service Equipment Association
ESEC Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 12-14 May 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content exhibitions for Embedded Systems Organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
FCI Asian International Dog Show Location Tokyo Big Sight Date   Frequency  
URL   Content pet show Organizer Japan Kennell Club Inc.
FOODEX Japan Location Makuhari Messe, Chiba Date 2-5 March 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content International Food & Beverage Exhibition Organizer Japan Management Association, Japan Hotel Association, Japan Ryokan Association, Japan Tourist Hotel Association, Japan Restaurant Association, Japan Tourism Facilities Association
HVAC & R Japan Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 16-19 February 2010 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Exhibition Organizer Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Ass.
ICP Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 20-22 January 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content packaging solutions Organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 29 September - 1 October 2009 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content health care, therapy Organizer Japan National Council of Social Welfare; Health & Welfare Information Association
Interphex JAPAN Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 30 June – 2 July 2010 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content International Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic and Detergent Manufacturing Technology Expo Organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Japan Home & Building Show Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 11-13 November 2009 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content window, door, facade Organizer Japan Management Association
Japan Pack Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 20-23 October 2009 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content International Packaging Machinery Show Organizer Japan Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Ass.
Japan Pet Fair Location Pacifico, Yokohama Date March 26-29, 2009 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content pet show Organizer Japan Pet Products Manufacturers Association
JSF - Japan Stone Fair International Location Tokyo Big Sight Date November 2009 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content natural stone, stone craft Organizer Japan Management Association
Mokkiten Nagoya/ Wood EcoTec Location Port Messe Nagoya (Nagoya International Exhibition Hall) Date October 28 - 31, 2009 Frequency biennial
URL See Detail Content machinery, assembly line Organizer Japan Woodworking Machinery Association; CHUBU Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers Association
Osaka Home Show Location INTEX, Osaka Date   Frequency annual
URL   Content window, door, facade Organizer Japan Management Association
Pharma Pack Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 30 June – 2 July 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry Organizer Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
POWTEX - Powder Technology Exhibition Location Tokyo Big Sight Date 21-24 October 2009 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content Powder Technology Exhibition Organizer Association of Powder Process Industry & Engineering, Japan (APPIE)
Senior Life Expo Location Tokyo Big Sight Date March 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detaill Content health care, therapy Organizer CMP Japan Co. Ltd.
Thermal Engineering Location Makuhari Messe, Chiba Date 21-23 July 2010 Frequency annual
URL See Detail Content heating technologies Organizer Japan Management Association
Thermotec Location Tokyo Big Sight Date July 2013 Frequency quadrennial
URL See Detail Content die-cast technology Organizer Mesago Messe Frankfurt Corporation