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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.
Bilateral Product 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 $10,738,833,553 $13,287,314,217
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,331,313,301 $30,382,313
02 Veg. Prod. $2,452,538,760 $19,183,131
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $49,321,379 $7,796,451
04 Food Prod. $205,030,412 $55,338,703
05 Mineral Prod. $2,655,174,908 $58,039,106
06 Chemical Prod. $822,632,993 $506,690,019
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $69,416,331 $593,105,543
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $34,793,381 $2,182,980
09 Wood Prod. $1,090,060,040 $1,321,913
10 Paper Prod. $391,628,073 $30,630,452
11 Textiles Prod. $31,741,244 $58,028,727
12 Dress Access. $2,071,528 $4,889,394
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,096,231 $59,202,499
14 Precious Metals/stones $315,434,769 $9,090,198
15 Base Metal Prod. $407,397,047 $775,071,006
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $368,036,742 $5,237,556,990
17 Vehicles and Equip. $190,793,205 $4,985,128,672
18 Specialized Inst. $152,914,878 $701,374,282
19 Arms & Ammunition $40,597 $14,009,947
20 Misc. Articles $44,817,847 $137,140,524
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 - Annual average)
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, 6 year terms, � of seats renewed every 3 years. Lower chamber: House of Representatives; 4 year terms.

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: Motoo HAYASHI

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Democratic Party, Democratic Party of Japan, Japan Innovation Party, New Komeito, Japan Communist Party

Elections:
Upper House: July 2016. Lower House: December 2018


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 5083.16 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 40005.77 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) -0.1 2.44
Inflation: (%) 2.75 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 3.58 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $10,738,833,553
Canadian imports from country: $13,287,314,217
FDI in Canada: $17479 million
CDI in Japan: $6052 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Kenjiro MONJI

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie CLUGSTON


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2015-12-15