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Japanese is the official language in Japan and is spoken in 3 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 99%, it is most widespread in Japan. A total of about 127 million people worldwide speak Japanese as their mother tongue.
CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
JapanEast Asiayes99.1 %125,645,000
BrazilSouth Americano0.4 %837,000
United StatesNorth Americano0.2 %651,000
GuamMicronesiano2.0 %3,000