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Japan

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Japan
This map is an approximation of actual country borders.

As of 1 October 2010, the total population of Japan was estimated to be 128 056 000, comprising 62 360 000 males and 65 697 000 females. With regard to distribution by age group, 13.2% of the population are aged 0-14 years, 63.7% 15-64 years and 23.1% 65 years and over.

The average life expectancy remains the highest in the world. In 2009, it was 86.4 years for women and 79.6 years for men. In 2009, the crude birth rate was 8.5 per 1000 persons and the crude death rate was 9.1 per 1000 persons.

Japan Joined WHO on 16 May 1951. It was covered by the WHO Representative Office in Taipe, China (Taiwan) from 1959 until the Office closed on 30 June 1972. Since then the responsibility over Japan was transferred to the Western Pacific Region under the Office of the Director, Programme Management.

All communications about the WHO programme of collaboration with Japan should be directed to Director, Programme Management, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific.

WHO Country Office

Office address:

Director, Programme Management
World Health Organization
Regional Office for the Western Pacific
United Nations Avenue P.O. Box 2932, 1000 Manila, the Philippines

Telephone number:

(632) 5288 001
(632) 3031 000

Fax number:

(632) 5260 279

Office hours:

07:00-15:30

Email:

postmaster@wpro.who.int

Website:

http://www.wpro.who.int

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Address:

1-2-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8916, Japan

Website:
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/index.html

Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA)

Address:

Kasumigaseki 1-3-1, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan 100-8986

Website:
http://www.nisa.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

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Statistics

Population (in thousands) ( 2010 ) 128056
Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2010 ) 9
Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 2000 ) 81
Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2009 ) 3.2
Total health expenditure as % of GDP ( 2009 ) 8.3
General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2009 ) 17.9
Human development index ( 2010 ) 0.88
Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2009 ) 39530
Population below national poverty line (%) ( 1997 ) 11.8
Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2002 ) 99
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2009 ) 5
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2008 ) 100
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2008 ) 100