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Japan

Official Title:
Japan


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Japan
Year Exports Imports
2009 $8,316,236,824 $12,351,923,098
2010 $9,195,145,835 $13,446,948,514
2011 $10,668,798,511 $13,058,330,251
2012 $10,358,199,322 $15,023,617,172
2013 $10,631,958,339 $13,732,945,060
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Japan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,142,805,074 $25,036,100
02 Veg. Prod. $2,683,656,806 $14,683,519
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $58,162,207 $6,190,806
04 Food Prod. $189,140,801 $42,155,140
05 Mineral Prod. $2,892,457,504 $77,439,256
06 Chemical Prod. $243,475,678 $446,852,729
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $70,248,693 $607,263,655
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $30,692,034 $1,743,406
09 Wood Prod. $1,210,651,026 $1,340,163
10 Paper Prod. $345,479,964 $33,675,366
11 Textiles Prod. $26,431,721 $49,625,281
12 Dress Access. $2,520,391 $5,127,145
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,720,068 $57,222,707
14 Precious Metals/stones $551,087,250 $5,182,921
15 Base Metal Prod. $391,926,742 $681,202,530
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $290,803,485 $4,742,072,475
17 Vehicles and Equip. $215,913,867 $6,067,793,567
18 Specialized Inst. $121,677,008 $729,000,475
19 Arms & Ammunition $111,962 $11,567,276
20 Misc. Articles $61,713,360 $116,384,363
21 Antiques $510,076 $1,990,702

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 127.341
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 94.7 Japanese Yen (JPY)(2013)
National Holiday: National Foundation Day, 11 February
Language(s): Japanese


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Upper chamber: House of Councillors Lower chamber: House of Representatives; multiparty

Head of State:
His Majesty, Emperor AKIHITO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Fumio KISHIDA
Finance: Taro ASO
Economy, Trade and Industry: Yoichi MIYAZAWA

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan, Japan Restoration Party, New Komeito, Your Party, Others

Elections:
Upper House (1/2 of seats per election): last one in July 2013; Lower House: last one in December 2013


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 5045.07 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 39618.54 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.52 2.02
Inflation: (%) 0.36 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.03 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $10,631,958,339
Canadian imports from country: $13,732,945,060
FDI in Canada: $17305 million
CDI in Japan: $4715 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Norihiro OKUDA

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie Clugston


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-08-04