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Japan is an island nation in Northeast Asia.

ECB | Japanese yen (JPY) – Euro Foreign Exchange Rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) is responsible for monetary policy covering the 16 member States of the Eurozone. It was established by the European Union (EU) in 1998 with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Japanese Foreign Reserves and External Debt

Japan’s reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

$954.1 billion (31 December 2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 2

Japan’s External Debt:   

$1.492 trillion (30 June 2007)
country comparison to the world: 8

Stock of direct foreign investment – at home:
$139.7 billion (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 24

Stock of direct foreign investment – abroad:
$597 billion (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 9

Japanese Yen – US Dollar Exchange Rates:

yen (JPY) per US dollar – 103.58 (2008 estimate), 117.99 (2007), 116.18 (2006), 110.22 (2005), 108.19 (2004)

As of July 2009, 1 U.S. dollar = 94.27 Japanese yen.
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Numbers on Japanese Exports and Imports

Japan’s Current Account Balance:

$187.8 billion (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 3

Japan’s main export partners:

US 20.4%, China 15.3%, South Korea 7.6%, Taiwan 6.3%, Hong Kong 5.4% (2007)

Exports: $776.8 billion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 5

Exports – commodities: transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals

Japan’s primary import partners:

China 20.5%, US 11.6%, Saudi Arabia 5.7%, UAE 5.2%, Australia 5%, South Korea 4.4%, Indonesia 4.2% (2007)

Imports: $696.2 billion f.o.b. (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 6

Imports – commodities: machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, raw materials

Japanese Electricity Production and Oil Exports

Electricity – production: 1.195 trillion kWh (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 4

Electricity – consumption: 1.08 trillion kWh (2006 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 4

Electricity – exports: none
Electricity – imports:  none

Oil – production:  132,400 bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 48

Oil – consumption: 5.007 million bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 4

Oil – exports: 240,000 bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 47

Oil – imports:  5.032 million bbl/day (2007)
country comparison to the world: 3

Oil – proved reserves: 44.12 million bbl (January 2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 78

Natural gas – production:  3.729 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 50

Natural gas – consumption: 100.3 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 5

Natural gas – exports: 0 cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 76

Natural gas – imports: 95.62 billion cu m (2007 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 2

Natural gas – proved reserves: 20.9 billion cu m (January 2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 76

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Japanese Agriculture and Industry

Japan’s primary agricultural products:

rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish

Japan’s primary industries:

technologically advanced motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods

Industrial production growth rate:

0.5% (2008 estimate)
country comparison to the world: 144

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