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.

As of October 2021, 1 U.S. dollar = 113.80 Japanese yen.

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