Japan

Fast Facts

Head of State: Emperor AKIHITO (since 7 January 1989)
Head of Government: Prime Minister Shinzo ABE (since 26 December 2012)
Population: 127,368,088 (July 2012 est.)
National Holiday: 23 December (1933) Birthday of the Emperor
Capital: Tokyo
Area: 377,835 sq km (B.C.= 947,800 sq km)