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    Japan People 2000

      Population: 126,549,976 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 15% (male 9,575,637; female 9,105,713)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 43,363,054; female 42,980,253)
      65 years and over: 17% (male 9,024,015; female 12,501,304) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 0.18% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 9.96 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 8.15 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 3.91 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 80.7 years
      male: 77.51 years
      female: 84.05 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.41 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Japanese (singular and plural)
      adjective: Japanese

      Ethnic groups: Japanese 99.4%, other 0.6% (mostly Korean)

      Religions: observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)

      Languages: Japanese

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 99% (1970 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

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