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Japan

Country Profile

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Major Cities

  1. TOKYO
  2. Osaka-Kobe
  3. Nagoya
  4. Fukuoka-Kitakyushu
  5. Sapporo
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Major Languages

  1. Japanese
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Population

  1. 127,368,088
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Currency

  1. Yen (JPY)
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Climate

  1. Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
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Major religions

  1. Shintoism
  2. Buddhism
  3. Christianity

Immigration Data

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Work Study Visa

  1. A visa is not usually required for UK or Irish passport holders who wish to enter Japan for a period of six months or less. In such cases, your passport will be stamped for a stay of 90 days upon entry to Japan. This period of stay may be extended for a further 90 days upon application to an immigration office in Japan but approval is at their discretion. You are not permitted to work during this period unless you have a working holiday visa (which allows people aged 18-30 to work in Japan for up to one year in order to supplement their travel costs) or work visa. On entry to Japan, you should have a fixed-date, confirmed return or onward journey ticket and any supporting documents that can serve as evidence of the purpose of the trip, such as conference details, details of the host organisation, etc. You may also be asked to show evidence of sufficient funds for the proposed period of stay in the country. Overstaying your visa is a serious offence and Japan has a zero-tolerance policy, even in cases of genuine oversight. Should you overstay your visa, you will be deported and may also face detention or a fine, and you may experience difficulty re-entering Japan.
  2. http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1148.html
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Rate of immigration

Tourism

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Key Tourist Attractions

  1. No Information
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Major Festivals

  1. No Information
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Number of Annual Tourists

  1. 6.22 million

Life

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Quality of Life Index

  1. 7.392
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Population with a Higher Education

  1. 3874224
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Cost of Internet Access (USD Per Mbit/s)

  1. 2.08
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Medicare Public/Private

  1. Single Payer
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Average cost of a Higher Education

  1. Yen$12,660

Annual Economic Facts

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Employment Rate

  1. 95.4%
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Main Industries

  1. Motor vehicles
  2. Electronic equipment
  3. Machine tools
  4. Steel and nonferrous metals
  5. Ships
  6. Chemicals
  7. Textiles
  8. Processed foods
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Major Companies

  1. Toyota Motor
  2. Japan Post Holdings
  3. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
  4. Hitachi
  5. Honda Motor
  6. Nissan Motor
  7. Panasonic
  8. JX Holdings
  9. Sony
  10. Nippon Life Insurance
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Minimum Wage

  1. Ranges from 618 Japanese yen to 739 yen per hour
  2. set on a prefectural and industry basis


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