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Basic Information about Japan

Basic Information regarding business with Japan such as Key Facts, Map, Merit of Doing Business with Japan, Visa Information, and Useful Links.

Key Facts

Basic Information
Official Name Japan
Capital Tokyo
Major Cities Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, Kawasaki, Kyoto, Saitama, Hiroshima, Sendai and Kitakyushu
Area Total: 377,915 sq km
Population 126.9 Million (in 2016)
Religion Shintoism and Buddhism
Languages Japanese
Head of the State Chief of State Emperor: AKIHITO/ Prime Minister: Shinzo ABE
Government A parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
Economy Information
Currency Japanese Yen
Annual per capita income 4,250,000 Yen (In 2016)
GDP 539 Billion Yen (In 2016)
Imports Trasnportation equipment(25%), General machinery(19%), Electric machinery(18%), Manufactured products(11%) (In 2016)
Exports Mineral fuel(18%), Electic machinery(16%), Chemicals(16%), Food(11%) (In 2016)
Literacy Rate 99%
Industry Automobiles, consumer electronics, computers, semiconductors, copper, iron and steel, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, bioindustry, shipbuilding, aerospace, textiles, and processed foods.

(Source: Statistics Japan)

Map

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Merits of Doing Business with Japan

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Visa Information

Japan Embassy in Pakistan  http://www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/VisitingJapan/GeneralvisaInfo.htm

Outline: The website contains comprehensive knowledge about visa procedure

Useful Links

Name of Organization Website / URL
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) http://www.jica.go.jp/pakistan/english/
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) http://www.jetro.go.jp/pakistan/
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) http://www.tdap.gov.pk/
Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF) http://pjbf.org.pk/
Japan Embassy at Islamabad http://www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/
Japan Consulate at Karachi http://www.kr.pk.emb-japan.go.jp/
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan http://www.meti.go.jp/english/
Tokyo Chamber of Commerce & Industry http://www.tokyo-cci.or.jp/english/
Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI) https://www.osaka.cci.or.jp/e/
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) https://www.jnto.go.jp/
Japan times (Newspaper) http://www.japantimes.co.jp/
Asahi Shimbun (Newspaper) http://www.asahi.com/english/