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About Japan

Japan is an island country located in East Asia and is considered as one of the most developed countries in the world. Post-world war 2 due to sanctions, the country concentrated more on developing its economy than in other aspects. Though its landmass is small it is the world’s third-largest economy.

The service sector accounts for three-quarters of the GDP and the country has a low unemployment rate. The country is one of the largest for automotive, electronics, technology, and communications industries. They are one of the most advanced countries in the world

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEast Asia
Capital CityTokyo
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesJapanese
CurrencyJapanese yen, JPY
Phone Code +81
Important CitiesYokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Kawasaki, Saitama
National DayNational Fundation Day(Feb-11th)
GDP (nominal)USD 4230.862 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking29
Primary Industriesautomobiles, consumer electronics, computers, semiconductors, iron and steel, mining, nonferrous metals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, bioindustry, shipbuilding, aerospace, textiles, and processed foods
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsSouth Korea, North Korea, Russia
Member ofAsia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), East Asia Summit(EAS), Group of 10(G10), Group of 20(G20), Group of 7(G7), Group of 8+5(G8+5), International Monetary Fund(IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC), Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Antarctic treaty system(ATS)
Major ExportsMachinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Audio Visual Equipments, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Glass and glassware, Books and Papers, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Building & Construction Products & Services, Silk & Textiles
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Wood and Pulp, Fashion and Apparel, Other Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Edible Oils & Seeds, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Rubber and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Total Exports ValueUSD 752.072 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 905.099 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 153.027 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), (JICEPA), Free Trade Agreement on Goods (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
Major Exports to IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Other Products, Rubber and Products, Books and Papers, Retail & Fmcg Products, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Glass and glassware, Silk & Textiles, Building & Construction Products & Services
Major Imports from IndiaChemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Machinery & Appliances, Fashion and Apparel, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Pharmaceutical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Edible Oils & Seeds
India's Imports ValueUSD 16,495.32 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 5,461.34 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 11 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for JapanEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr Sibi George
Honourable Ambassador
2-2-11 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
81 3 3262-2391 to 97

Consulate General of India in Osaka-Kobe, Japan
Sh. Nikhilesh Giri
Consul General
10th Floor, Lucid Square Semba Building, 9-26, Kyutaro-machi, 1-chome, Chuo-ku,Osaka 541-0056
(06) 6261-7299/ 6261-9299


Embassy Details of Japan in IndiaEmbassy of Japan
H.E. Mr. Suzuki Hiroshi
50 G, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110 021
+91-11-2687 6564, 46104610 (O)

Consulate General of Japan in Chennai
Mr. Masayuki Taga
Consul General
12/1 Cenetoph Road First Street Teynampet Chennai 600018

+91-44-24323860 (O)

Consulate General of Japan in Kolkata
Mr. Nakagawa Koichi
Consul General
55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge Kolkata 700 040
+91-33-24211970 (O)

Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai
Dr. Yasukata fukahori
Consul General
No. 1, M.L. Dahanukar Marg Cumballa Hill Mumbai-400 026

+91-22-23517101-06 (O)

Consulate General of Japan in Bengaluru
Mr. Nakane Tsutomu
Consul General
First Floor Prestige Nebula No. 8-14 Cubbon Road

080-40649999 (O)