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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
2015 $9,777,527,549 $14,776,256,429
2016 $10,719,660,968 $15,797,018,585
2017 $11,836,970,255 $17,520,150,647
2018 $12,959,160,845 $16,835,844,372
2019 $12,522,783,043 $16,518,060,282
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,087,846,512 $42,183,991
02 Veg. Prod. $2,399,486,109 $23,645,195
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $52,954,950 $12,506,675
04 Food Prod. $172,188,676 $89,441,997
05 Mineral Prod. $3,814,354,507 $89,642,158
06 Chemical Prod. $829,927,583 $752,236,491
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $57,273,708 $631,768,708
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $18,929,997 $6,010,678
09 Wood Prod. $1,070,499,827 $2,110,555
10 Paper Prod. $373,732,231 $31,717,404
11 Textiles Prod. $69,239,969 $77,557,905
12 Dress Access. $2,500,731 $5,541,809
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $7,794,134 $66,015,312
14 Precious Metals/stones $23,927,507 $384,962,776
15 Base Metal Prod. $417,832,463 $902,736,253
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $456,209,663 $5,949,560,755
17 Vehicles and Equip. $240,371,671 $6,439,392,909
18 Specialized Inst. $243,027,696 $838,589,997
19 Arms & Ammunition $202,800 $7,621,217
20 Misc. Articles $70,446,309 $149,589,929
21 Antiques $320,993 $2,410,912

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 126.49
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 86.45 Japanese Yen (JPY) (2018 - 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 NARUHITO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Shinzo ABE

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Toshimitsu MOTEGI
Finance: Taro ASO
Economy, Trade and Industry: Hiroshi KAJIYAMA

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Democratic Party, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Party of Hope, Komeito, Japan Communist Party

Elections:
Upper House: July 2019. Lower House: October 2021


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6,457.05 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 51,046.47 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.81 1.83
Inflation: (%) 0.98 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 2.44 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $12,522,783,043
Canadian imports from country: $16,518,060,282
FDI in Canada (2018): $28,871 million
CDI in country (2018): $7,560 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Yasuhisa KAWAMURA

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian Burney


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2015-12-15