Population of Japan 2021

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Population of Japan 2021

Japan is an island country that has nearly 7000 islands, It located in East Asia in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Japan is the eleventh most populous country in the world. It’s one of the most densely populated and urbanized representing 1.62% percent of the world’s population. As per the World Population Prospects, 2019 by the United Nations, the population of  Japan in 2020 is 126,476,458 (126 million)

Source: World Population Prospects 2019

Japan Population 2021

Japan has a negative population growth rate during 2020-2021 of -0.30%. Its estimated population in 2021 is  126,050,796 (126 million)* equivalent to 1.62% of the total world population. The total Land Area of Japan is 364,546 sq.km (140,752 sq. mi) & the Population Density of Japan  is 347 per Km2 (898 per mi2).

Population of Japan in 2021 – 126 million (Approx)
Japan2020 Population
Total Population126,476,458 (126.5 million)
Global Rank11
Population Density347 per Km2
Area 364,546 sq.km (140,752 sq. mi)
Area Rank62
Capital CityTokyo
Japan Demographics
Fertility Rate* in Japan1.37
Infant mortality rate ** in Japan1.8
Median Age in Japan48.4 years
Life Expectancy in Japan85 years
Urban Population of Japan91.8%

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Japan

  • Buddhism and Shinto – 92.3%
  • Christianity – 1.5%
  • other and irreligion – 6.2%

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in Japan by Population

#CityPopulation
(2015 Census)
1Tokyo92,72,740
2Yokohama37,24,844
3Osaka26,91,185
4Nagoya22,95,638
5Sapporo19,52,356
6Fukuoka15,38,681
7Kobe15,37,272
8Kawasaki14,75,213
9Kyoto14,75,183
10Saitama12,63,979
11Hiroshima11,94,034
12Sendai10,82,159
13Chiba9,71,882
14Kitakyushu9,61,286
15Sakai8,39,310
16Niigata8,10,157
17Hamamatsu7,97,980
18Kumamoto7,40,822
19Sagamihara7,20,780
20Okayama7,19,474

Source: Japan 2015 Census estimates