Japan is a country in East Asia, which consists of over 3,000 islands making it an archipelago (chain of islands). The largest islands are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku, which make up 97% of Japan’s land area! The population of Japan is estimated to be 127.3 million but it is expected to drop to 100 million by 2050 and to 64 million by 2100. This is because many young adults do not want to have children but to put their carreers first. The most popular jobs in Japan are offiice jobs in the city but there also jobs in factories making cars. The average earning in Japan is $38,341(£21 427.9327) which is ranked 14th in the world in the GDP rankings. Because of the high cost of housing in major Japanese cities, many families and individuals rent apartments rather than owning their own home. The most common apartment in the city are one room manison which consists of one small room and a compact bathroom! In the suburbs, family units of the one room manions are quite popular. In JapanMore than 99% of children are enrolled in elementary school.they start the 1st grade at the age of 6. Starting school is considered a very important point in a childs life. Upper secondary school is not compulsary in Japan but 99% of the lower secondary school (aged 12 to 15) graduates entered upper seconday school in 2005. In 1991 more than 2.1 million students were enrolled in 507 universities. In Japan the people pay a fixed amount towards their healthcare. There is 117 people per doctor in japan.
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