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Japan: General facts

Political system: Parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarchyCapital: TokyoTotal area: 378,000 square kilometresPopulation: 127 millionLanguage: JapaneseCurrency: Yen

Political system: Parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarchy
Capital: Tokyo
Total area: 378,000 square kilometres
Population: 127 million
Language: Japanese
Currency: Yen

Source: www.cia.gov/library, Embassy of Japan

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