Japan Population: 126,624,028

Japan is an island which is located in East of Asia and surrounded with Ocean of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk and Pacific ocean. It is famous by the name of land of rising sun. It is divided into 8 regions and covered with mountains and plains. It is one of the urbanised countries of the world with 90% of the population living in the urban areas. Capital of Japan is Tokyo and hub of all national and international activities from japan.

The largest cities in Japan by population

Here are the largest cities in Japan according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Tokyo 8,336,599 Himeji 481,493 Asahikawa 356,612
Yokohama 3,574,443 Matsudo 470,277 Takatsuki 354,468
Osaka 2,592,413 Nishinomiya-hama 468,925 Okazaki 352,361
Nagoya 2,191,279 Kawaguchi 468,565 Suita 351,630
Sapporo 1,883,027 Kanazawa 458,937 Wakayama 351,000
Kobe 1,528,478 Utsunomiya 449,865 Koriyama 340,560
Kyoto 1,459,640 Oita 448,907 Kashiwa 340,221
Fukuoka 1,392,289 Matsuyama 443,322 Tokorozawa 339,435
Kawasaki 1,306,785 Amagasaki 442,173 Kawagoe 337,931
Saitama 1,193,350 Kurashiki 437,581 Kochi 335,570
Hiroshima 1,143,841 Yokosuka 428,992 Takamatsu 334,223
Yono 1,077,730 Nagasaki 410,204 Toyama 325,532
Sendai 1,063,103 Hirakata 406,331 Akita 320,069
Kitakyushu 997,536 Machida 399,969 Koshigaya 317,437
Chiba 919,729 Gifu-shi 397,714 Miyazaki 311,203
Sakai 782,339 Fujisawa 394,624 Naha 300,795
Shizuoka 701,561 Toyonaka 384,459 Kasugai 298,589
Kumamoto 680,423 Fukuyama 383,298 Aomori 298,394
Okayama 639,652 Toyohashi 378,374 Otsu 298,164
Hamamatsu 605,098 Minato 375,339 Akashi 297,279
Hachioji 579,399 Nara-shi 367,353 Yokkaichi 295,841
Honcho 560,743 Toyota 362,383 Morioka 295,172
Kagoshima 555,352 Nagano 360,176
Niigata 505,272 Iwaki 357,309

Japan population history

Some of the major features of the population of Japan in the year 2019 are that there were 1,045,262 live births. The population of Japan contains a contracting type. This kind of pyramid means that the people in the country have high life expectancy.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 126,476,461 -0.30% -383,840 71,560 48.4 1.37 347 91.80% 116,099,672 1.62% 7,794,798,739 11
2019 126,860,301 -0.27% -341,891 71,560 46.7 1.4 348 91.70% 116,322,813 1.64% 7,713,468,100 11
2018 127,202,192 -0.24% -300,533 71,560 46.7 1.4 349 91.60% 116,521,525 1.67% 7,631,091,040 10
2017 127,502,725 -0.20% -260,540 71,560 46.7 1.4 350 91.50% 116,693,276 1.69% 7,547,858,925 10
2016 127,763,265 -0.17% -221,868 71,560 46.7 1.4 350 91.40% 116,835,097 1.71% 7,464,022,049 10
2015 127,985,133 -0.09% -111,444 71,627 46.4 1.41 351 91.40% 116,944,428 1.73% 7,379,797,139 10
2010 128,542,353 0.03% 43,247 55,516 44.7 1.34 353 90.80% 116,741,034 1.85% 6,956,823,603 10
2005 128,326,116 0.13% 160,388 32,840 43 1.3 352 86.00% 110,340,709 1.96% 6,541,907,027 10
2000 127,524,174 0.18% 231,738 -20,067 41.2 1.37 350 78.70% 100,303,716 2.08% 6,143,493,823 9
1995 126,365,484 0.30% 372,049 9,257 39.4 1.48 347 78.00% 98,593,178 2.20% 5,744,212,979 7
1990 124,505,240 0.43% 524,352 -59,668 37.3 1.65 342 77.30% 96,298,507 2.34% 5,327,231,061 7
1985 121,883,482 0.68% 813,308 10,000 35 1.76 334 76.70% 93,507,944 2.50% 4,870,921,740 7
1980 117,816,940 0.94% 1,080,716 41,001 32.5 1.83 323 76.20% 89,755,553 2.64% 4,458,003,514 7
1975 112,413,359 1.39% 1,496,822 142,987 30.3 2.13 308 75.70% 85,121,987 2.76% 4,079,480,606 6
1970 104,929,251 1.28% 1,296,450 164,541 28.8 2.04 288 71.90% 75,417,163 2.84% 3,700,437,046 6
1965 98,447,002 1.00% 954,677 -30,270 27.2 2.03 270 67.90% 66,812,422 2.95% 3,339,583,597 5
1960 93,673,615 1.02% 931,072 -20,000 25.4 2.17 257 63.30% 59,269,408 3.09% 3,034,949,748 5
1955 89,018,257 1.46% 1,243,235 0 23.6 2.96 244 58.40% 52,005,319 3.21% 2,773,019,936 5

Japan population forecast

By the year 2050 Japan will be at the rank seventeen in the global population list. The urban population of the country is expected to be 103,038,909. The median age of the people is going to be 54.7. The share of Japan in the world population will be 1.09 %.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 126,476,461 -0.24% -301,734 71,560 48.4 1.37 347 91.80% 116,099,672 1.62% 7,794,798,739 11
2025 123,975,982 -0.40% -500,096 64,628 50.5 1.37 340 92.50% 114,645,589 1.51% 8,184,437,460 12
2030 120,758,057 -0.52% -643,585 46,626 52.1 1.37 331 93.30% 112,710,068 1.41% 8,548,487,400 13
2035 117,166,141 -0.60% -718,383 48,599 53.3 1.37 321 94.30% 110,450,118 1.32% 8,887,524,213 15
2040 113,356,476 -0.66% -761,933 48,586 54.1 1.37 311 95.30% 107,981,843 1.23% 9,198,847,240 15
2045 109,529,351 -0.68% -765,425 48,663 54.6 1.37 300 96.30% 105,471,938 1.16% 9,481,803,274 16
2050 105,804,027 -0.69% -745,065 54.7 1.37 290 97.40% 103,038,909 1.09% 9,735,033,990 17

Japan Demographics

It is essential to know about the Demographics of Japan. The life expectancy of the people in Japan is 85.03 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is estimated to be 1.6.

The percentage of male population in Japan is 61,753,045 and the sex ratio for that is 48.83%. The female population in Japan is 64,723,413 and the percentage is 51.17%. This is the data of sex ratio in Japan.

Japan Religion and Politics

The major religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. Some of the other religions present in Japan are Confucianism and Christianity.

The Emperor of Japan is the head of the state and Prime minister is the head of the Government. He is also the head of the cabinet. The Prime minister manages the executive branch.

Japan Economy

The economy of Japan is a developed free market economy. It is ranked third in nominal GDP and falls in fourth place in the purchasing power party. The country is the second largest economy which is highly- developed. Currency of Japan is Yen.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%