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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
2010 $9,195,145,835 $13,446,948,514
2011 $10,668,798,511 $13,058,330,251
2012 $10,358,232,339 $15,025,677,839
2013 $10,632,033,602 $13,732,951,303
2014 $10,730,799,171 $13,283,905,247
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Japan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,332,061,501 $30,383,501
02 Veg. Prod. $2,454,237,461 $19,201,949
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $49,321,379 $7,796,179
04 Food Prod. $205,713,964 $55,337,039
05 Mineral Prod. $2,643,749,514 $57,374,269
06 Chemical Prod. $822,632,993 $506,561,488
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $69,416,331 $592,936,710
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $34,796,046 $2,182,291
09 Wood Prod. $1,090,283,752 $1,321,624
10 Paper Prod. $391,628,073 $30,665,950
11 Textiles Prod. $31,941,440 $58,322,216
12 Dress Access. $2,071,528 $4,888,317
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,098,035 $59,159,290
14 Precious Metals/stones $315,434,769 $9,091,311
15 Base Metal Prod. $407,382,960 $773,434,010
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $367,779,669 $5,233,978,368
17 Vehicles and Equip. $190,943,199 $4,978,547,241
18 Specialized Inst. $152,914,878 $702,848,646
19 Arms & Ammunition $40,597 $14,009,351
20 Misc. Articles $44,731,877 $137,092,863
21 Antiques $648,921 $1,370,764

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 127.341
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 95.78 Japanese Yen (JPY)(2014)
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 Innovation Party, New Komeito, Japan Communist Party

Elections:
Upper House (1/2 of seats per election): last one in July 2013; Lower House: last one in December 2014


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 (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $10,730,799,171
Canadian imports from country: $13,283,905,247
FDI in Canada: $17305 million (2013)
CDI in Japan: $4715 million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Norihiro OKUDA

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie Clugston


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-08-04