Japan review: 53 facts and highlights


How does Japan compare to the average?

  • Overall life expectancy at birth

    85.5 yearsvs72.41 years
  • Life expectancy at birth for females

    89 yearsvs75.01 years
  • Unemployment rate

  • Adult obesity rate

  • GDP per capita

    45 565.00$vs19 568.81$
  • Youth unemployment rate

  • Forests

  • Percentage of internet users


COVID-19 statistics

1.COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info
2.COVID-19 deaths (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info
3.COVID-19 new cases (total)


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
4.COVID-19 patients recovered


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) that have successfully recovered from the disease. Source: worldometers.info
5.COVID-19 new deaths


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
6.COVID-19 cases per 1 million inhabitants


Updated on Mon Aug 03 2020
The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases per 1 million inhabitants. Source: worldometers.info




The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
2.agricultural land


The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.

29 751 km

The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
4.total water area

13 430 km²

The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
5.total land area

364 485 km²

The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².
6.total surface

377 915 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.


1.overall life expectancy at birth

85.5 years

The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
2.life expectancy at birth for females

89 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.

126.32 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.population density

334 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.life expectancy at birth for males

82.2 years

The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.
6.death rate


The death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.


1.unemployment rate


Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.GDP per capita

45 565.00$

The GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.
3.youth unemployment rate


The number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total youth labor force.
4.public debt

237.6% of GDP

Also known as government debt or national debt, public debt refers to the sum of all government borrowings owed to lenders within the country.
5.education expenditures

3.5% of GDP

The total amount of public expenditure on education. Public spending on education includes direct expenditure on schools, universities, and other types of educational institutions, as well as educational-related public subsidies.
6.youth unemployment rate for males


The percent of the total labor force comprised of young males (ages 15-24) who are unemployed during a specific year.


1.percentage of internet users


The percentage of the country’s population using the internet.
2.electrification rate


The share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.
3.railway network

27 311km

The total length of the country’s railway network.

1 218 772 km

The total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
5.inland waterways

1 770 km

The total length of the navigable inland bodies of water.
6.number of airports


The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Quality of living

1.adult obesity rate


The percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.
2.has public health care
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
3.population with access to improved water sources


The percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.
4.hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants


Countries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2020
5.physicians per 1,000 people


The number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.
6.school life expectancy

15 years

School life expectancy (SLE) represents the number of years of schooling that children are expected to complete. SLE includes primary to tertiary education.

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