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Canada-Japan fact sheet

Official Title:
Japan

General Information

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 125.51
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 82.66 Japanese Yen (JPY) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Foundation Day, 11 February
Language(s): Japanese

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Upper House: House of Councillors, 6 year terms, ½ of seats renewed every 3 years. Lower House: House of Representatives; 4 year terms.

Head of State:
His Majesty, Emperor NARUHITO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: HAYASHI Yoshimasa
Finance: SUZUKI Shunichi
Economy, Trade and Industry: HAGIUDA Koichi

Main Political Parties:
Liberal Democratic Party, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Japan Innovation Party, Komeito, Democratic Party for the People, Japanese Communist Party.

Elections:
Upper House: July 2022. Lower House: October 2025

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6,252.06 2,520.82
GDP per capita: ($) 49,814.48 65,944.96
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.62 4.56
Inflation: (%) -0.26 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 2.82 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $14,458,781,293
Canadian imports from country: $15,451,848,836
FDI in Canada: $35,451 million
CDI in the country: $7,727 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador YAMANOUCHI Kanji

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian G. McKay

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Japan
Year Exports Imports
2017 $11,836,970,255 $17,520,150,647
2018 $12,955,399,731 $16,843,165,472
2019 $12,615,721,227 $16,479,180,090
2020 $12,398,698,334 $13,536,504,164
2021 $14,458,781,293 $15,451,848,836
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,994,343,477 $38,833,681
02 Veg. Prod. $2,930,892,883 $28,732,454
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $33,770,075 $11,197,323
04 Food Prod. $242,130,875 $99,312,301
05 Mineral Prod. $4,873,808,724 $18,230,761
06 Chemical Prod. $1,004,238,820 $851,145,932
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $47,147,580 $631,694,228
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $15,328,194 $4,097,110
09 Wood Prod. $1,483,274,447 $2,971,217
10 Paper Prod. $311,772,796 $34,889,354
11 Textiles Prod. $50,899,876 $67,085,799
12 Dress Access. $1,685,740 $4,172,703
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,774,692 $62,927,894
14 Precious Metals/stones $24,208,751 $16,510,224
15 Base Metal Prod. $285,176,483 $731,096,689
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $448,574,961 $5,686,235,119
17 Vehicles and Equip. $237,216,520 $6,158,698,975
18 Specialized Inst. $235,028,719 $729,183,896
19 Arms & Ammunition $135,173 $13,232,084
20 Misc. Articles $23,732,415 $161,245,454
21 Antiques $761,108 $5,421,147


June 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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