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General information

 JapanSouth Korea
Region:East AsiaEast Asia
Area:377,970 km²100,339 km²
Official language:JapaneseKorean
Government form:Parliamentary constitutional monarchyPresidential republic
Independent since:660 BC1948 AD
Capital:TokyoSeoul

Population

 JapanSouth Korea
Population:125,836,00051,781,000
Inhabitants/km²:332.9516.1
Life expectancy males:Ø 82 yearsØ 81 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 88 yearsØ 87 years
Average age:Ø 48.6 yearsØ 43.2 years
Birthrate:7.00 ‰5.90 ‰
Deathrate:11.10 ‰5.70 ‰
Migrationrate:0.75 ‰2.65 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 JapanSouth Korea
Political stability:8781
Civil rights:8675
Health:9292
Climate:5856
Cost of Living:2642
Popularity:3639

Economy

 JapanSouth Korea
Currency:Japanese Yen
(1 JPY = 100 Sen)
Won
(1 KRW =100 Chon)
Unemployment rate:2.8 %3.5 %
Inflation rate:-0.23 %2.50 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
103.69 %84.63 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:46.70 %33.20 %
Average income:40,360 US$32,930 US$
Corruption index:73 (good)62 (moderate)


 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:5,057,759 M US$40.19 M US$1,637,896 M US$31.63 M US$
Gross national product:5,079,042 M US$40.36 M US$1,706,856 M US$32.96 M US$
Exported goods:793,323 M US$6.30 M US$771,202 M US$14.89 M US$
Imported goods:799,523 M US$6.35 M US$698,103 M US$13.48 M US$

Infrastructure

 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:1,218,772 km9.69 km100,428 km1.94 km
Railways:27,311 km0.22 km4,111 km0.08 km
Waterways:1,770 km0.01 km1,600 km0.03 km
Harbours:5,2010.0411,9040.037
Airports:1750.0011110.002

Energy balance

 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
KOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:943.70 bn kWh7.50 m kWh507.60 bn kWh9.80 m kWh
Energy production:989.30 bn kWh7.86 m kWh526.00 bn kWh10.16 m kWh
CO2 emissions:1.11 bn t8,790.41 t630.87 m t12,183.53 t

Telecommunication

 JapanSouth Korea
International dialing:+81+82
Internet domain:.jp.kr

 JPN
total
JPN
per 1000
inh.
KOR
total
KOR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:62,252,83749523,858,239461
Mobile cellulars:192,284,308152870,513,6761362
Internet server:64,453,000512315,6976
Internet users:116,688,24392749,970,879965
Broadband Internet:44,000,79135022,327,182431

Healthcare system

 JapanSouth Korea
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:12.9812.43
Physicians per 1000 inh.:2.412.37
Diabetes:5.6 %6.9 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.5 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:66.0 %82.0 %
Smokers:20.5 %21.4 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Japan and South Korea

 JapanSouth Korea
Daytime temperatures:20.1 °C18.2 °C
Nighttime temperatures:12.1 °C9.9 °C
Water temperature:19.4 °C12.8 °C
Rel. humidity:68 %69 %
Rain days:9.76.8
Sunshine hours per day:5.46.1

Native languages

 JapanSouth Korea
Korean:0.5 %99.9 %
Japanese:99.1 %n/a
Chinese:0.2 %0.1 %
English:0.1 %n/a
Filipino:0.1 %n/a
other:0.0 %0.0 %

Religions

 JapanSouth Korea
Shinto:79.2 %n/a
Buddhism:66.8 %24.2 %
Nondenominational:n/a43.3 %
Christianity:1.5 %31.6 %
other:-47.5 %0.9 %