The Japanese Language
With around 125 million speakers, Japanese ranks ninth among the world's major languages. It is almost exclusively spoken in the country of Japan itself, however, there are around 1.5 million Japanese immigrants living mostly in North and South America who also continue to speak the language with differing degrees of proficiency.1
Below are some brief but important facts about the country of Japan and its people.
Currency: Yen (currency code: JPY)
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Population: 127,333,002 (July 2004 est.)
Internet Country Code: .jp
Internet Hosts: 12,962,065 (2003)
Internet Users: 57.2 million (2002)
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