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Japan - Total population

126,616,000
(persons)
in 2016

Population of Japan increased from 100 million persons in 1967 to 126 million persons in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.47 %.

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2016 126,616,000 -0.27 %
2015 126,958,472 -0.14 %
2014 127,131,800 -0.16 %
2013 127,338,621 -0.17 %
2012 127,561,489 -0.20 %
2011 127,817,277 -0.20 %
2010 128,070,000 0.02 %
2009 128,047,000 -0.01 %
2008 128,063,000 0.05 %
2007 128,001,000 0.11 %
2006 127,854,000 0.06 %
2005 127,773,000