a.    Total Population: 127,368,088 (July 2012 est.)

                                      i.        agriculture: 3.9%

                                     ii.        industry: 26.2%

                                    iii.        services: 69.8% (2010 est.)

b.    GDP: $4.389 trillion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: -0.5% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $34,300 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                      i.        agriculture: 1.4%

                                     ii.        industry: 24%

                                    iii.        services: 74.6% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 20.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 4.8% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: among world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods




a.    Total Exports: $800.8 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: motor vehicles 13.6%; semiconductors 6.2%; iron and steel products 5.5%; auto parts 4.6%; plastic materials 3.5%; power generating machinery 3.5% (2010 est,)

c.    Total Import: $794.7 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: petroleum 15.5%; liquid natural gas 5.7%; clothing 3.9%; semiconductors 3.5%; coal 3.5%; audio and visual apparatus 2.7% (2010 est.)

  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  

a.    Climate: varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area:

c.    Land Use:

                                      i.        arable land: 11.64%

                                     ii.        permanent crops: 0.9%

                                    iii.        other: 87.46% (2005)

                                   iv.        Irrigated land: 25,160 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish

  Major Industrial Activities:  
  motor vehicles, textiles, processed food  
  Environmental information & data:  
  air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere  
  Jute Statistics:  

  Associate Members:  

Ken Trading Co.

1827-1, Kamiwada, Yamato-Shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Tel: 090 3577 9959

E-mail:  t.sinohara@aol.com

Activity: International Trade (Food Import) and wholesale including Jute Products


Mitsui and Co. India Pvt. Ltd.

E-mail:  s.alam@mitsui.com

Activity: General Trading

  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    

         Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

         Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

         Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

         Ministry of Environment

  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  

         The concern for environment in Japan leads to a need to work together in the development of jute and jute products, which are most environment friendly;

         Japan was a member of IJO since its inception and used to take a lot of interest in the activities of the organization;

         Mr. A.F.M. Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary General, IJSG visited Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Workshop on Green Composites in 2006.


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