- The population is slightly more than 127 million people (estimate for July 2009) the source is not specified 110 days.
Fertility 7,87 on 1000 (2008 year).
Mortality 9,26 on 1000 (2008 year).
Annual population decline 0,191% (2009 year), about 25 thousand people.
The average life expectancy of 78.8 years in men, 85.62 years in women.
Literacy 99% of men, 99% of women 1.
Ethno-racial composition: Japanese 98,5%, Koreans 0,5%, Chinese 0,4%, others 0,6%. The population of Japan
The modern population of Japan is 127 078 679 people (2009), the total Japanese in the world 130 million people (1,3 million in the US, 1,4 million in Brazil) according to 2007 data. The largest cities are Tokyo (35,2 million inhabitants), Yokohama (3,27 million), Osaka (2,48 million), Kobe (1,46 million), Nagoya (2,1 million), Kyoto (1,9 million), Sapporo, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Kawasaki (1,1 million ) also according to data from 2007 year. In terms of population, Japan is among the top ten countries in the world. However, over the past decade, the nature of the natural movement of the population has changed dramatically. The peak of the population of the Land of the Rising Sun fell in December 2004, when it exceeded 127,84 million. Japan became the first Asian state to pass from the second to the first type of its reproduction. So in 2005, the population of Japan for the first time declined. It is caused by the fact that the number of children born is already lower than the level for natural reproduction of the population since the middle of the 1990-ies. According to the forecasts of Japanese demographers, the population will stabilize by 2010 million at 130 million. As of the end of March 2008 year, it was 127 066 178 citizens. A major problem for Japan was the rapid increase in the proportion of people older than 65 years. Life expectancy in this country is the highest in the world (76 years for men, 82 for women). The population of Japan differs national homogeneity (more than 99% are Japanese). In racial, ethnic, linguistic and religious relations, Japan is exactly this, but nevertheless, about 600 thousand Koreans live in the country, although many of them were born and raised on the islands, speak Japanese and mostly have Japanese names. Of the other nationalities, the number of Chinese residing is significant. Also distinguished are the Ryukians, this and the Ainu.