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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 $10,672,167,142 $13,058,059,939
2012 $10,358,199,323 $15,023,005,064
2013 $10,690,200,354 $13,705,462,055
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Japan
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,151,593,880 $25,031,362
02 Veg. Prod. $2,703,201,906 $14,685,270
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $58,158,517 $6,190,721
04 Food Prod. $192,069,636 $42,217,784
05 Mineral Prod. $2,891,979,321 $77,438,725
06 Chemical Prod. $244,974,960 $446,920,621
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $71,201,553 $606,873,805
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $30,740,949 $1,732,501
09 Wood Prod. $1,213,344,469 $1,340,315
10 Paper Prod. $345,369,841 $33,584,548
11 Textiles Prod. $27,003,977 $49,759,271
12 Dress Access. $2,464,818 $5,122,582
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $2,862,353 $57,178,478
14 Precious Metals/stones $551,085,540 $3,281,620
15 Base Metal Prod. $393,340,683 $679,362,944
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $295,051,757 $4,730,503,945
17 Vehicles and Equip. $216,191,525 $6,056,347,958
18 Specialized Inst. $121,727,381 $728,614,657
19 Arms & Ammunition $111,962 $11,564,769
20 Misc. Articles $76,086,823 $116,338,292
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: Toshimitsu MOTEGI

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) 5045.69 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 39623.39 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.54 2.01
Inflation: (%) 0.36 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 4.03 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $10,690,200,354
Canadian imports from country: $13,705,462,055
FDI in Canada: $17486 million (2012)
CDI in Japan: $6362 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Norihiro OKUDA

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Mackenzie Clugston


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-08-04