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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
Capital CityTokyo
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary constitutional
Official LanguagesJapanese
CurrencyJapanese yen, JPY
Phone Code +81
Important CitiesYokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Fukuoka, Kyoto, Kawasaki, Saitama
National DayIndependence Day (7th Aug)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking29 (Very Easy)
Primary Industriesautomobiles, consumer electronics, computers, semiconductors, iron and steel, mining, nonferrous metals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, bioindustry, shipbuilding, aerospace, textiles, and processed foods
Major ExportsVehicles, Machinery including computers, Electrical machinery, equipment, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Iron, steel, Plastics, plastic articles, Organic chemicals, Mineral fuels including oil, Ships, boats, Other chemical goods.
Major Exports to IndiaHides and skins, Footwear, Animal, Food Products, Vegetables, Minerals, Raw materials, Wood, Textiles and Clothing, Fuels, Stone and Glass, Transportation
Major ImportsMineral fuels including oil, Electrical machinery, equipment, Machinery including computers, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Pharmaceuticals, Vehicles, Ores, slag, ash, Plastics, plastic articles, Organic chemicals, Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet).
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Raw materials, Machinery and Electricals, Fuels, Metals, Animal, Stone and Glass, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Transportation
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaComprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), (JICEPA), Free Trade Agreement on Goods (FTA), Economic Integration Agreement (EIA)
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)
Indian Embassy Details for JapanH.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
2-2-11 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Email: amboffice.tokyo@mea.gov.in
Phone: 81 3 3262-2391 to 97
Website: https://www.indembassy-tokyo.gov.in/
Embassy Details of Japan in IndiaH.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki
Embassy of Japan
50 G, ShantipathChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110 021
Email: jpembjic@nd.mofa.go.jp
Phone: +91-11-2687 6564, 46104610 (O)