The official currency of Japan is Yen (code: JPY).
Japan is located in Asia.
Estimated population (2014): 127,220,000
Estimated population (2000): 126,925,843
Estimated population (1950): 83,199,637
Japan has the world's 3rd largest economy, and the 4th largest by purchasing power parity and is the world's second largest developed economy.
Japan is highly industrialized. It is the world's 3rd largest automobile manufacturer, has the largest electronics industry, and is among the world's most innovative countries leading several measures of global patent filings. Manufacturing in Japan today now focuses primarily on high-tech and precision goods, such as optical instruments, hybrid vehicles, and robotics.
Japan generally runs a trade surplus in its trade with other countries, and has a considerable net international investment surplus. Japan also possesses a big part of the world's private financial assets (the second largest in the world).
The most popular places in Japan among international travellers
Jigokudani Monkey Park