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Geography: Statictics


  • What is the population of Japan?
    Go to Nature and Climate.

  • Of Japan's four main islands, which is the most populated?
    Honshu, Japan's largest island, is the most populated. For more information about Japan's regions, go to: Regions of Japan.

  • What are the populations of Japan's four major islands--Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku?
    Go to Kids Web Japan's Regions of Japan section.

  • What is the population of Tokyo?
    Go to Regions of Japan.

  • How many children do women have in Japan?
    As for 1997, each woman gave birth to an average of 1.39 children over a lifetime.

  • What is the life expectancy at birth in Japan?
    The Japanese are among the longest living people in the world: According to Japan's Ministry of Health and Welfare, the average life expectancy at birth for boys born in 1997 was 77.19 years, and the figure for girls was 83.82 years.

  • How many people are there per square kilometer in Japan?
    According to 1999 figures, there are 339.8 people per square kilometer in Japan (about 880 people per square mile). This compares with 241 per square kilometer in Britain, 29 in the United States, and 2 in Australia.

  • What is the tallest building in Japan? How tall is it?
    The tallest building in Japan is Landmark Tower in the city of Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture. Landmark Tower is 296 meters tall and has 70 floors. It houses offices, shops, and a hotel. At the top there is an observation deck, from which on clear days you can see Mount Fuji.