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Emperor: Akihito (1989)

Prime Minister: Shinzo Abe (2012)

Land area: 140,728 sq mi (364,485 sq km); total area: 145,913 sq mi (377,915 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 127,103,388 (growth rate: -0.13%); birth rate: 8.07/1000; infant mortality rate: 2.13/1000; life expectancy: 84.46

Capital and largest city (2009 est.): Tokyo, 37.217 million

Other large cities: Osaka-Kobe 11.494 million; Nagoya 3.328 million; Fukuoka-Kitakyushu 2.868 million; Sapporo 2.742 million; Sendai 2.428 million (2011)

Monetary unit: Yen

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