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General information

 JapanUnited States
Region:East AsiaNorth America
Area:377,970 km²9,831,510 km²
Official language:JapaneseEnglish
Government form:Parliamentary constitutional monarchyFederal presidential republic
Independent since:660 v.Chr.1776 n.Chr.
Capital:TokyoWashington, D.C.

Population

 JapanUnited States
Population:126,265,000328,240,000
Inhabitants/km²:334.133.4
Life expectancy males:Ø 81 yearsØ 76 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 87 yearsØ 81 years
Average age:Ø 45.9 yearsØ 37.4 years
Birthrate:7.40 ‰11.60 ‰
Deathrate:11.00 ‰8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:0.75 ‰3.03 ‰

Quality of life

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

 JapanUnited States
Political stability:8672
Civil rights:8683
Health:9274
Climate:5464
Cost of Living:2534
Popularity:4486

Economy

 JapanUnited States
Currency:Japanese Yen
(1 JPY = 100 Sen)
US Dollar
(1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:3.0 %8.3 %
Inflation rate:0.48 %1.81 %
Cost of Living:117.80 %118.33 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:46.70 %36.60 %
Average income:41,710 US$65,850 US$
Corruption index:74 (good)67 (moderate)


 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:5,081,770 M US$40.25 M US$21,433,226 M US$65.30 M US$
Gross national product:5,266,926 M US$41.71 M US$21,615,818 M US$65.85 M US$
Exported goods:904,883 M US$7.17 M US$2,528,267 M US$7.70 M US$
Imported goods:900,305 M US$7.13 M US$3,105,132 M US$9.46 M US$

Infrastructure

 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:1,218,772 km9.65 km6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:27,311 km0.22 km293,564 km0.89 km
Waterways:1,770 km0.01 km41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:5,0170.0403,6730.011
Airports:1750.00113,5130.041

Energy balance

 JPN:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:943.70 bn kWh7.47 m kWh3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:989.30 bn kWh7.84 m kWh4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:0.00 kWh0.00 kWh9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:0.00 kWh0.00 kWh72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:1.14 bn t8,996.05 t5.01 bn t15,251.98 t

Telecommunication

 JapanUnited States
International dialing:+81+1
Internet domain:.jp.us

 JPN
total
JPN
per 1000
inh.
USA
total
USA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:63,442,800502107,281,000327
Mobile phones:177,067,0001402404,577,0001233
Internet server:64,453,000510505,000,0001539
Internet users:106,805,106846286,441,830873

Healthcare system

 JapanUnited States
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:13.402.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:2.412.59
Diabetes:5.6 %10.8 %
HIV:0.02 %0.22 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:66.0 %79.0 %
Smokers:21.9 %25.1 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Japan and United States

 JapanUnited States
Daytime temperatures:19.9 °C18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:12.0 °C7.3 °C
Water temperature:19.2 °C17.7 °C
Rel. humidity:68 %67 %
Rain days:10.07.1
Sunshine hours per day:5.37.2

Native languages

 JapanUnited States
Japanese:99.1 %0.2 %
English:0.1 %82.1 %
Spanish:n/a10.7 %
Chinese:0.2 %0.9 %
French:n/a0.7 %
Italian:n/a0.6 %
German:n/a0.6 %
Korean:0.5 %0.3 %
Tagalog:n/a0.4 %
Polish:n/a0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a0.2 %
Russian:n/a0.2 %
Filipino:0.1 %n/a
other:0.0 %2.6 %

Religions

 JapanUnited States
Shinto:79.2 %n/a
Christianity:1.5 %78.5 %
Buddhism:66.8 %0.7 %
Jewry:n/a1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a1.6 %
Islam:n/a1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a1.0 %
other:-47.5 %15.3 %