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: 126,168,156 (July 2018 est.)
    Median age: 47.7 years (2018 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)
    GDP (purchasing power parity): $5.443 trillion (2017 est.)
    GDP per capita: $42,900 (2017 est.)
    Unemployment: 2.9% (2017 est.)