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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 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)