Key Information & Facts of Japan

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 18 February 2016.

General Info


is the capital and largest city.

Yen (¥) (JPY)

is the national currency. A sen is 1/100 of a yen, and 1 rin is 1/1000.


is the population (2015 estimate).

Japan Standard Time UTC+9

is the country’s time zone.


is the main language spoken.


km2 (145,925 mi2) is its area.


is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

'Nippon' or 'Nihon'

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their own language.


is the 2-digit ISO country code.


is the main alphabet/script used in the language.

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

are the country’s electricity adapter types, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the smoking age.


is the drinking age.


is the age of consent; however, most localities have a higher age minimum.


is the general emergency number (police); 119 for fire or medical.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity


is the emperor.

National Diet

is the country’s legislating body.

Shinzō Abe

is the prime minister.


is the country’s national anthem.

Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.
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Key Cities & Regions

Tokyo (Capital & Largest City)

Yokohama | Osaka

Nagoya | Sapporo

Kōbe | Kyōto | Himeji

Fukuoka | Kawasaki

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