Capital: Tokyo

Population: 127.3 million

Languages: Japanese

Government type: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government

Per capita GDP: 33,800

Labor force: 66.1 million

Population below poverty line: NA

Major exports: Transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals

Major trading partners: US, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong

Internet users: 87.54 million

Military expense, percent of GDP: .8%

Source: CIA World Factbook, May 2008

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