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Demographics of Japan

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Demographics of Japan. The demographic features of the population of Japan include population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects regarding the population.

Demographics of Japan

Changes in Japan's population. Japanese birth and death rates since 1950. Based on the census from October 2010, Japan's population was at one of its peaks - 128,057,352. For March 2012 the population estimate was 127,650,000[1] making it the world's tenth most populated country. Current statistics do not showcase much difference in population numbers.[2] Japan's population size can be attributed to high growth rates experienced during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Demographics of Japan. Japanese people. The Japanese people (日本人, Nihonjin, Nipponjin?)

Japanese people

Are an ethnic group native to Japan.[22][23][24][25][26] Japanese make up 98.5% of the total population.[27] Worldwide, approximately 130 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 127 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live in other countries are referred to as nikkeijin (日系人?). The term ethnic Japanese may also be used in some contexts to refer to a locus of ethnic groups including the Yamato, Ainu, and Ryukyuan people. Language[edit] The Japanese language is a Japonic language that is treated as a language isolate; it is also related to the Ryukyuan languages, and both are sometimes suggested to be part of the proposed Altaic language family. Ethnic issues in Japan. Japan is facing cultural conflicts between ethnic minorities (including immigrants)[citation needed] and the resident Yamato Japanese.

Ethnic issues in Japan

According to the Japanese Constitution, all citizens are equally important regardless of ethnic identity. At least one native people-group (the Ainu) has been formally recognized by the Japanese government. However, foreign nationals are sometimes restricted from certain services and activities. Religion in Japan. The Nachi Shrine is an ancient site of kami worship.

Religion in Japan

Most Japanese do not exclusively identify themselves as adherents of a single religion; rather, they incorporate elements of various religions in a syncretic fashion[1] known as Shinbutsu shūgō (神仏習合, amalgamation of kami and buddhas?). Shinbutsu Shūgō officially ended with the Shinto and Buddhism Separation Order of 1886, but continues in practice. Shinto and Japanese Buddhism are therefore best understood not as two completely separate and competing faiths, but rather as a single, rather complex religious system.[2] Japan enjoys full religious freedom and minority religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism are practiced.

Japanese streets are decorated on Tanabata, Obon, Christmas and Mosques are decorated with lights and fireworks on Ramadan. Shinto[edit] Shinto, meaning "the way of the gods", is Japan's indigenous religion and is practiced by about 83% of the population. Religion in Japan. Japanese language. Japanese (日本語, Nihongo?

Japanese language

, [nihõŋɡo], [nihõŋŋo] ( )) is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family, whose relation to other language groups, particularly to Korean and the suggested Altaic language family, is debated. Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. Languages of Japan. The oral languages spoken by the native peoples of the insular country of Japan at present and during recorded history belong to either of two primary phyla of human language: In addition to these two indigenous language families, there is Japanese Sign Language as well as significant minorities of ethnic Koreans and Chinese, who respectively constitute approximately 0.5% and 0.4% of the country's population and many of whom continue to speak their respective ethnic language in private contexts (see Zainichi Korean).

Languages of Japan

Languages of Japan. Healthcare in Japan. Health care system in Japan. This article is about the Health care system in Japan.

Health care system in Japan

For the general health issues see Health in Japan Total health spending per capita, in U.S. dollarsPPP-adjusted, of Japan compared amongst various other first world nations. The health care system in Japan provides healthcare services, including screening examinations, prenatal care and infectious disease control, with the patient accepting responsibility for 30% of these costs while the government pays the remaining 70%. Payment for personal medical services is offered through a universal health care insurance system that provides relative equality of access, with fees set by a government committee.

People without insurance through employers can participate in a national health insurance programme administered by local governments. Health in Japan. This article is about Health in Japan.

Health in Japan

For the health care system see Health care system in Japan The level of health in Japan is due to a number of factors including cultural habits, isolation, and a universal health care system. John Creighton Campbell, professor at the University of Michigan and Tokyo University, told the New York Times in 2009 that Japanese people are "the healthiest" group on the planet.[1] Japanese visit a doctor nearly 14 times a year, more than four times as often as Americans. Practising physicians per capita in Japan from 1960 to 2008, with a gradual increase occurring Suicide problem[edit] Japan's suicide rate is high compared to the USA; the Yomiuri Shimbun reported in June 2008 that more than 30,000 people had killed themselves every year for the past decade.

Smoking[edit] E-Goyomi(Lady Smoking) woodblock print dating between 1700 and 1800 Alcohol and health issues[edit] Access to care[edit] Cultural influences[edit]