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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 $10,733,333,193 $13,295,265,113
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,331,313,301 $30,383,501
02 Veg. Prod. $2,452,474,120 $19,186,766
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $49,321,379 $7,796,179
04 Food Prod. $204,875,587 $55,351,659
05 Mineral Prod. $2,649,913,336 $57,375,938
06 Chemical Prod. $822,632,993 $506,622,259
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $69,416,331 $593,067,112
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $34,793,381 $2,183,084
09 Wood Prod. $1,089,999,971 $1,321,913
10 Paper Prod. $391,628,073 $30,651,360
11 Textiles Prod. $31,741,244 $58,019,899
12 Dress Access. $2,071,528 $4,888,381
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,095,329 $59,203,161
14 Precious Metals/stones $315,434,769 $9,090,198
15 Base Metal Prod. $407,383,129 $775,044,558
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $367,986,135 $5,238,409,357
17 Vehicles and Equip. $190,931,921 $4,983,865,449
18 Specialized Inst. $152,914,878 $702,782,968
19 Arms & Ammunition $40,597 $14,009,947
20 Misc. Articles $44,745,986 $137,135,535
21 Antiques $648,921 $1,370,764

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 127.061
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 (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 5098.59 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 40127.19 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.06 2.53
Inflation: (%) 2.74 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 3.58 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $10,733,333,193
Canadian imports from country: $13,295,265,113
FDI in Canada: $17479 million
CDI in Japan: $6052 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kenjiro MONJI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie Clugston


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-08-04