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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for France and Japan. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
In addition, we offer several international comparisons on individual topics, which are also linked on this page.

General information

 FranceJapan
Region:Western EuropeEast Asia
Area:549,087 km²377,970 km²
Official language:FrenchJapanese
Government form:Semi-presidential republicParliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:843 AD660 BC
Capital:ParisTokyo

Population

Details for France and Japan
 FranceJapan
Population:67,499,000125,682,000
Inhabitants/km²:122.9332.5
Life expectancy males:Ø 79 yearsØ 82 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 88 years
Average age:Ø 41.7 yearsØ 48.6 years
Birthrate:10.90 ‰6.80 ‰
Deathrate:9.90 ‰11.10 ‰
Migrationrate:1.06 ‰0.74 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life
 FranceJapan
Political stability:7487
Civil rights:8488
Health:9192
Climate:4154
Cost of Living:2927
Popularity:7141

Economy

Details for France and Japan
 FranceJapan
Currency: euro
(1 EUR = 100 Cent)
Japanese yen
(1 JPY =100 Sen)
Unemployment rate:8.1 %2.8 %
Inflation rate:1.64 %-0.23 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
96.23 %101.95 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:60.70 %46.70 %
Average income:43,880 US$42,620 US$
Corruption index:29 (good)27 (good)

 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:2,937,473 M US$43.52 M US$4,937,422 M US$39.29 M US$
Gross national product:2,961,949 M US$43.88 M US$5,356,987 M US$42.62 M US$
Exported goods:921,605 M US$13.65 M US$919,158 M US$7.31 M US$
Imported goods:957,530 M US$14.19 M US$941,671 M US$7.49 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for France and Japan
 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:1,053,215 km15.60 km1,218,772 km9.70 km
Railways:29,640 km0.44 km27,311 km0.22 km
Harbours:5480.00815,2010.0414
Passenger airports:610.0009800.0006

Energy balance

Details for France and Japan
 FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:450.80 bn kWh6.68 m kWh943.70 bn kWh7.51 m kWh
Energy production:529.10 bn kWh7.84 m kWh989.30 bn kWh7.87 m kWh
Energy export:61.41 bn kWh909,786.63 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
Energy imports:19.90 bn kWh294,817.68 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
CO2 emissions:300.52 m t4,452.19 t1.08 bn t8,605.64 t

Telecommunication

Details for France and Japan
 FranceJapan
International dialing:+33+81
Internet domain:.fr.jp

 FRA
total
FRA
per 1000
inh.
JPN
total
JPN
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:37,759,00055961,978,594493
Mobile cellulars:72,751,0001078195,054,8931552
Internet server:17,266,00025664,453,000513
Internet users:57,239,443848113,389,252902
Broadband Internet:30,627,00045444,000,791350

Healthcare system

Details for France and Japan
 FranceJapan
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:5.9112.98
Physicians per 1000 inh.:3.232.41
Diabetes:4.8 %5.6 %
HIV:0.17 %0.01 %
Tuberculosis:0.08 ‰0.12 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:12.0 %66.0 %
Smokers:33.4 %20.1 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: France and Japan
 FranceJapan
Daytime temperatures:16.8 °C19.1 °C
Nighttime temperatures:7.9 °C11.3 °C
Water temperature:15.4 °C18.0 °C
Rel. humidity:78 %69 %
Rain days:8.910.0
Sunshine hours per day:5.55.3

Native languages

 FranceJapan
Japanese:n/a99.1 %
French:93.6 %n/a
Arabic:2.5 %n/a
Portuguese:1.2 %n/a
Korean:n/a0.5 %
Italian:0.4 %n/a
Spanish:0.4 %n/a
Turkish:0.4 %n/a
Chinese:n/a0.2 %
English:n/a0.1 %
Filipino:n/a0.1 %
other:1.5 %0.0 %

Religions

 FranceJapan
Shinto:n/a79.2 %
Buddhism:0.6 %66.8 %
Christianity:64.0 %1.5 %
Nondenominational:24.0 %n/a
Islam:8.0 %n/a
Jewry:0.7 %n/a
other:2.7 %-47.5 %

Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.