People in Japan

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Population: 127,000,000(2008)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 15% (male 9 802 921; female 9 342 254)

15-64 years: 69% (male 43 486 840; female 43 135 979)

65 years and over: 16% (male 8 388 242; female 11 775 297) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 0.2% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 10.26 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 7.94 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: -0.36 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 4.1 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 80 years

male: 76.91 years

female: 83.25 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.46 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Japanese (singular and plural)

adjective: Japanese

Ethnic groups: Japanese 99.4% other 0.6% (mostly Korean)

Religions: observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84% other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)

Languages: Japanese

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 99% (1970 est.)

male: NA%

female: NA%

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