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Japan People

    Population: 126,182,077 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 15% (male 9,697,851; female 9,242,027)
    15-64 years: 68% (male 43,405,024; female 43,023,885)
    65 years and over: 17% (male 8,686,347; female 12,126,943) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.2% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 10.48 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 8.12 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: -0.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 4.07 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 80.11 years
    male: 77.02 years
    female: 83.35 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.48 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Japanese (singular and plural)
    adjective: Japanese

    Ethnic groups: Japanese 99.4%, other 0.6% (mostly Korean)

    Religions: observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)

    Languages: Japanese

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1970 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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