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Canada-Japan fact sheet

Official Title:
Japan

General Information

Capital: Tokyo
Population (million): 126.19
Total Area: 377,887km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 82.66 Japanese Yen (JPY) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Foundation Day, 11 February
Language(s): Japanese

Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

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

Head of State:
His Majesty, Emperor NARUHITO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: MOTEGI Toshimitsu
Finance: ASO Taro
Economy, Trade and Industry: KAJIYAMA Hiroshi

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

Elections:
Upper House: July 2022. Lower House: October 2021

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Japan Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6,782.20 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 53,745.76 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.65 1.64
Inflation: (%) 0.48 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 2.36 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $12,355,918,487
Canadian imports from country: $13,562,575,215
FDI in Canada (2019): $33,638 million
CDI in the country (2019): $8,383 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador KAWAMURA Yasuhisa

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian Burney

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
2016 $10,719,660,968 $15,797,018,585
2017 $11,836,970,255 $17,520,150,647
2018 $12,959,160,845 $16,835,844,372
2019 $12,626,786,238 $16,482,171,845
2020 $12,355,918,487 $13,562,575,215
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Japan
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,014,070,073 $30,388,857
02 Veg. Prod. $2,631,643,738 $23,634,332
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $52,159,627 $10,125,006
04 Food Prod. $165,525,227 $92,506,119
05 Mineral Prod. $3,754,252,037 $32,320,587
06 Chemical Prod. $1,188,520,401 $694,380,894
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $42,606,132 $521,176,432
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $11,417,514 $3,315,457
09 Wood Prod. $769,123,709 $1,718,951
10 Paper Prod. $290,786,096 $27,372,909
11 Textiles Prod. $60,042,397 $76,072,113
12 Dress Access. $1,388,887 $4,245,338
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,202,123 $52,029,809
14 Precious Metals/stones $18,241,462 $392,289,446
15 Base Metal Prod. $233,086,806 $667,536,902
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $436,904,314 $4,661,931,050
17 Vehicles and Equip. $257,401,593 $5,492,008,747
18 Specialized Inst. $235,738,830 $596,332,149
19 Arms & Ammunition $27,061 $10,900,550
20 Misc. Articles $38,833,866 $133,368,008
21 Antiques $285,723 $5,303,163


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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