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A General Overview of Japan

Map of Japan

Geography

Religion

People

  • Four main islands and many smaller ones
  • Area: slightly smaller than California
  • Arable land: 11.7%
  • Highest point: Mt. Fuji: 3,776m
  • Natural hazards: active volcanoes; earthquakes (1,500 seismic occurrences every year); tsunamis; typhoons; heavy snowfalls
  • Shintoist 79.2%
  • Buddhist 66.8%
  • Christianity 1.5% (evangelical 0.3%)
  • Other 7.1% (total adherents exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism)

(source of information: CIA World Fact-book)

  • Population growth rate: -0.19%
  • 126,702,000 people (July 2016 est.)
  • 0-14 years: 13%; 15-24 years: 10%; 25-54 years: 38%; 55-64 years: 12%; over 65 years: 27.3%
  • Japanese 98.5%; Korean 0.5%; Chinese 0.4%; other 0.6%
  • Life expectancy at birth: overall 85 years (women 88.5; men 81.7 years)
  • Literacy 99%

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Ephesians 2:10

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