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Japan     [57]
(Independent )
LAND AREA: 377765 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3900 3900
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 125761000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 333 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  POP AGR/FISH/MINING: 10%
  URBAN POP: 78% (1994), versus 63% (1960), Annual Growth: 0.4%
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 79.8 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.940
ECONOMY
  GNP: US$4321.0 billion, Annual GNP Growth Rate 1980-1993: 3.6%,  Annual Growth Rate GNP/Capita: 3.4%
  GDP/Capita: $23791  GDP/Capita PPP: $21581
  GDP/Capita: 1960 $4706, 1970 $11579, 1980 $16070, 1990 $22733
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 25146,000 ha, 66.8% of land area, 0.2 ha/capita
  ARABLE LAND: 10.7% of land area
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
  INTERNAL RENEWABLE WATER RESOURCES: 4.4,000 cu.m/cap/year
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Japan
Dogo (Japan - Honshu)
Fukue-jima (Japan - Kyushu)
Hokkaido (Japan - Hokkaido)
Honshu (Japan - Honshu)
Io-jima (Japan - Kazan-retto)
Kita-io-jima (Japan - Kazan-retto)
Kyushu (Japan - Kyushu)
Minami Tori Shima (Japan - Minami Tori Shima)
Minami-io-jima (Japan - Kazan-retto)
Okushiri-to (Japan - Hokkaido)
Rebun-to (Japan - Hokkaido)
Rishiri-to (Japan - Hokkaido)
Sado-shima (Japan - Honshu)
Shikoku (Japan - Shikoku)
Shikotan (Japan (occupied by Russian Federation))
Tanega-shima (Japan - Kyushu)
Tsushima (Japan)
Yaku-shima (Japan - Kyushu)


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