Japan

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 82,199,470
1960 92,500,754
1970 103,707,537
1980 115,912,104
1990 122,249,285
2000 125,714,674
2010 127,319,802
2020 125,039,024
2025 122,839,664
2050 107,411,392
2075 92,266,868
2100 83,174,944
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Japan
Capital Tokyo
Region Eastern Asia
ISO code JP
Statistical agency Statistics Bureau, Management and Coordination Agency


Administrative units

codeken / to / fu (prefecture/city)native nameadministrative center [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
2005-10-01
census
population
2010-10-01
census
population
2015-10-01
prelim. census
01000Hokkaido北海道Sapporo83,456.875,627,7375,507,4565,383,579
02000Aomori-ken青森県Aomori9,644.541,436,6571,373,3391,308,649
03000Iwate-ken岩手県Morioka15,278.891,385,0411,330,1471,279,814
04000Miyagi-ken宮城県Sendai7,285.762,360,2182,348,1652,334,215
05000Akita-ken秋田県Akita11,636.251,145,5011,085,9971,022,839
06000Yamagata-ken山形県Yamagata9,323.461,216,1811,168,9241,122,957
07000Fukushima-ken福島県Fukushima13,782.762,091,3192,029,0641,913,606
08000Ibaraki-ken茨城県Mito6,095.722,975,1672,969,7702,917,857
09000Tochigi-ken栃木県Utsonomiya6,408.282,016,6312,007,6831,974,671
10000Gumma-ken群馬県Maebashi6,362.332,023,9962,008,0681,973,476
11000Saitama-ken埼玉県Urawa3,798.137,054,3827,194,5567,261,271
12000Chiba-ken千葉県Chiba5,156.706,056,4626,216,2896,224,027
13000Tokyo-to東京都Tokyo2,187.5012,576,61113,159,38813,513,734
14000Kanagawa-ken神奈川県Yokohama2,415.868,791,5879,048,3319,127,323
15000Niigata-ken新潟県Niigata12,583.812,431,4592,374,4502,305,098
16000Toyama-ken富山県Toyama4,247.611,111,7291,093,2471,066,883
17000Ishikawa-ken石川県Kanazawa4,185.661,174,0261,169,7881,154,343
18000Fukui-ken福井県Fukui4,189.83821,592806,314787,099
19000Yamanashi-ken山梨県Kofu4,465.37884,515863,075835,165
20000Nagano-ken長野県Nagano13,562.232,196,1142,152,4492,099,759
21000Gifu-ken岐阜県Gifu10,621.172,107,2262,080,7732,032,533
22000Shizuoka-ken静岡県Shizuoka7,780.423,792,3773,765,0073,701,181
23000Aichi-ken愛知県Nagoya5,165.047,254,7047,410,7197,484,094
24000Mie-ken三重県Tsu5,777.271,866,9631,854,7241,815,827
25000Shiga-ken滋賀県Otsu4,017.361,380,3611,410,7771,413,184
26000Kyoto-fu京都府Kyoto4,613.212,647,6602,636,0922,610,140
27000Osaka-fu大阪府Osaka1,898.478,817,1668,865,2458,838,908
28000Hyogo-ken兵庫県Kobe8,396.135,590,6015,588,1335,536,989
29000Nara-ken奈良県Nara3,691.091,421,3101,400,7281,365,008
30000Wakayama-ken和歌山県Wakayama4,726.291,035,9691,002,198963,850
31000Tottori-ken鳥取県Tottori3,507.28607,012588,667573,648
32000Shimane-ken島根県Matsue6,707.95742,223717,397694,188
33000Okayama-ken岡山県Okayama7,113.211,957,2641,945,2761,922,181
34000Hiroshima-ken広島県Hiroshima8,479.582,876,6422,860,7502,844,963
35000Yamaguchi-ken山口県Yamaguchi6,113.951,492,6061,451,3381,405,007
36000Tokushima-ken徳島県Tokushima4,146.67809,950785,491756,063
37000Kagawa-ken香川県Takamatsu1,876.531,012,400995,842976,756
38000Ehime-ken愛媛県Matsuyama5,678.181,467,8151,431,4931,385,840
39000Kochi-ken高知県Kochi7,105.16796,292764,456728,461
40000Fukuoka-ken福岡県Fukuoka4,977.245,049,9085,071,9685,102,871
41000Saga-ken佐賀県Saga2,439.65866,369849,788833,245
42000Nagasaki-ken長崎県Nagasaki4,105.331,478,6321,426,7791,377,780
43000Kumamoto-ken熊本県Kumamoto7,404.731,842,2331,817,4261,786,969
44000Oita-ken大分県Oita6,339.711,209,5711,196,5291,166,729
45000Miyazaki-ken宮崎県Miyazaki7,735.991,153,0421,135,2331,104,377
46000Kagoshima-ken鹿児島県Kagoshima9,188.781,753,1791,706,2421,648,752
47000Okinawa-ken沖縄県Naha2,276.151,361,5941,392,8181,434,138
 total  377,950.10127,767,994128,057,352127,110,047
source: Statistics Bureau, Management and Coordination Agency, Japan.
note: Shicho = subprefecture; Shi = city.
note: An area of 5096.64 sq.km. of Hokkaido formed by the Southern Kuril Islands is disputed between Russia (holding them) and Japan (claiming them)

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2000-10-01
census
population
2005-10-01
census
population
2010-10-01
census
population
2015-10-01
prelim. census
Tokyo特別区部8,134,6888,489,6538,945,6959,272,565
Yokohama横浜市3,426,6513,579,6283,688,7733,726,167
Osaka大阪市2,598,7742,628,8112,665,3142,691,742
Nagoya名古屋市2,171,5572,215,0622,263,8942,296,014
Sapporo札幌市1,822,3681,880,8631,913,5451,953,784
Fukuoka福岡市1,341,4701,401,2791,463,7431,538,510
Kobe神戸市1,493,3981,525,3931,544,2001,537,860
Kawasaki川崎市1,249,9051,327,0111,425,5121,475,300
Kyoto京都市1,474,4711,474,8111,474,0151,474,570
Saitamaさいたま市1,133,3001,176,3141,222,4341,264,253
Hiroshima広島市1,134,1341,154,3911,173,8431,194,507
Sendai仙台市1,008,1301,025,1261,045,9861,082,185
Chiba千葉市887,164924,319961,749972,639
Kitakyushu北九州市1,011,471993,525976,846961,815
Sakai堺市829,636830,966841,966839,891
Niigata新潟市779,483813,847811,901810,514
Hamamatsu浜松市786,306804,032800,866798,252
Kumamoto熊本市662,012727,978734,474741,115
Sagamihara相模原市605,519701,620717,544720,914
Okayama岡山市652,679696,172709,584719,584
Shizuoka静岡市706,513723,323716,197705,238
Funabashi船橋市550,074569,835609,040622,823
Kagoshima鹿児島市601,693604,367605,846600,008
Kawaguchi川口市460,027480,079500,598578,245
Hachioji八王子市536,046560,012580,053576,526
Himeji姫路市478,309536,232536,270535,807
Utsunomiya宇都宮市443,808502,396511,739518,761
Matsuyama松山市508,266514,937517,231515,092
Higashiosaka東大阪市515,094513,821509,533502,605
Nishinomiya西宮市438,105465,337482,640488,147
Matsudo松戸市464,841472,579484,457483,238
Ichikawa市川市448,642466,608473,919481,492
Oita大分市454,424462,317474,094478,335
Kurashiki倉敷市460,869469,377475,513477,435
Kanazawa金沢市456,438454,607462,361465,810
Fukuyama福山市416,547459,087461,357465,004
Amagasaki尼崎市466,187462,647453,748452,571
Machida町田市377,536405,544426,987432,516
Nagasaki長崎市457,486455,206443,766429,644
Fujisawa藤沢市..396,014409,657424,103
Toyota豊田市395,224412,141421,487422,780
Takamatsu高松市336,505418,125419,429420,943
Toyama富山市420,804421,239421,953418,900
Kashiwa柏市..380,963404,012414,054
Gifu岐阜市402,751413,367413,136406,866
Yokosuka横須賀市428,645426,178418,325406,686
Hirakata枚方市402,563404,044407,978403,893
Miyazaki宮崎市..395,593400,583401,156
source: Statistics Bureau, Management and Coordination Agency, Japan.
note: For the latin characters the Hepburn romanization system has been used.