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Japan

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Geography

Honshu is the seventh largest island on the planet
Honshu is the seventh largest island on the planet

Population

After the record set at the beginning of the 2010th the general population of Japan in December, 2016 made 126.9 million (decrease by 160 thousand people in comparison with last year) or the level of the beginning of the century.

Share of the population of twenty largest countries of the world percentage of the total population of Earth. 2017.
Share of the population of twenty largest countries of the world percentage of the total population of Earth. 2017.

Top-5 the "oldest" countries on age of the population for 2019:

1. Monaco – 53.1

2. Japan – 47.3

3. Germany – 47.1

4. Italy – 45.5

5. Slovenia – 44.5

Also is more senior than aged people of 65 years in December, 2016 there were 27.32% of the general population that is 0.58 items higher, than a year ago. At the same time a share of citizens aged from 15 up to 64 years there were 60.27% (decline by 0.46 items), and from 0 to 14 years - 12.41% (decline by 0.11 items).

Data for 2019
Data for 2019

For 2016 Japan is epicenter of demographic problems of economically developed world. According to government statistics the number of births in Japan in 2016, most likely, will be below a million mark, for the first time from the moment of the beginning of maintaining similar statistics in 1899 that, certainly, is a consequence of quickly growing old society and high cost of education of children.

It is expected that in 2016 only 981 thousand babies will be born, in their 2015 there were more than one million. Most of all births (2.7 million) were recorded in the Land of the rising sun in 1949[1].

Japan in 2016 also has natural losses of the population as the quantity of death exceeds quantity of births. This decrease is noted the tenth year in a row, writes the informational portal zerohedge.com.

Reduction of number of women aged from 20 up to 40 years - a key factor of falling of birth rate, government officials consider. The birth rate coefficient in Japan was 1.45 in 2015 (0.03 points higher, than in previous year) that is explained by economic recovery. However all this is still far from the object set by the authorities in 1.80.

In December, 2016 the Japanese authorities approved record ($830 billion) an account part of the budget for 2017 taxable year which includes the help on education of children. However, according to experts, all this overdue steps will also hardly be able cardinally to change a situation.

Death rate

Number of death from the frustration connected with the use of opioids on 100 thousand people (2016)
Number of death from the frustration connected with the use of opioids on 100 thousand people (2016)

Traffic safety

Number of fatal cases on roads on 100 thousand vehicles. Data for 2018.
Number of fatal cases on roads on 100 thousand vehicles. Data for 2018.

Language

Data for 2019
Data for 2019

Army

2019: Creation of the first cyber weapon

At the end of April, 2019 it became known of creation of a cyber weapon, the first for Japan. It is going to be used for protection against hackers. Read more here.

2017: No. 2 in the world after Russia on self-propelled artillery

Economy

Health care

Education

Cities

Information technologies

Electronic state administration

Software

2019

Digital passports were not necessary to Japanese

At the beginning of September, 2019 it became known of the weak interest of Japanese in the My Number system. Only 13.9% of the population of the country by August 22 use it, Mainichi tells. Read more here.

Introduction of a penalty behind control of the drone in a state of intoxication

In the middle of June, 2019 in Japan entered the new law according to which use of the UAV in alcohol intoxication can lead to a penalty or even imprisonment for up to one year. Read more here.

Television and radio

2018: Start of TV channel in format 8K

At the beginning of December, 2018 broadcasting of the first-ever TV channel in format 8K began. Told about such achievement in NHK company. Read more here.

Number of prisoners

Data of World Prison Brief for 2018

Culture

1961

Monks early in the morning behold Mount Fuji, Japan, 1961.
Monks early in the morning behold Mount Fuji, Japan, 1961.

1885

\"Poor student\", 1885. Artist: Tsukioka Yositosi.
"Poor student", 1885. Artist: Tsukioka Yositosi.

History

1945: Defeat in World War II

Main article: World War II

On August 15, 1945 Japan announced the capitulation. The act of capitulation which formally finished World War II was signed on September 2, 1945.

On August 9, 1945, the Fat Man atomic bomb ("Fat man") an equivalent in 21 kilotons of TNT, was reset on the city of Nagasaki by the pilot of the USA Charles Sweeney, the commander of the Bockscar B-29 bomber. The total quantity of the dead in Nagasaki made from 60 to 80 thousand people.

Nuclear explosion over Nagasaki. 1945.
Nuclear explosion over Nagasaki. 1945.
In August, 1942 the territory under control of the Japanese fleet reached the largest size
In August, 1942 the territory under control of the Japanese fleet reached the largest size
The personnel of division 731 infect the Chinese civilian population with bubonic plague in Harbin, Manchuria, 1940.
The personnel of division 731 infect the Chinese civilian population with bubonic plague in Harbin, Manchuria, 1940.

More detailed than cm: Group 731 (Bacteriological weapon of Japan)

School snaypersh, Japan. 1937.
School snaypersh, Japan. 1937.
So the Japanese military baths looked during the Russian-Japanese war, 1904
So the Japanese military baths looked during the Russian-Japanese war, 1904

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