Japan Fast Facts

(CNN)Here's a look at Japan, a country of islands located off the eastern coast of mainland Asia.

About Japan

(from the CIA World Fact Book)
Area: 377,915 sq km
    Population: 124,687,293 (July 2021 est.)
      Median age: 48.6 years (2020 est.)
      Capital: Tokyo
      Ethnic groups: Japanese 98.1%, Koreans 0.4%, Chinese 0.5%, other 1%
        Religion: Shintoism 70.4%, Buddhism 69.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 6.9% (Many practice both Shintoism and Buddhism)
        Unemployment: 2.36% (2019 est.)