Japan Fact Sheet

Japan Country Profile

This fact sheet is for Canadian nationals only. Please note if you are not a Canadian passport holder you will need to check with your relevant Country Embassy.

Travel AdviceTravel advice and advisories for Japan
Canadian Embassy in JapanEmbassies and consulates | Japan (travel.gc.ca)
Japanese Embassy in CanadaJapanese Embassy
Entry RequirementsJapanese Entry Requirements
Visa InformationStudent Visas for Japan
Currency ConversionLive Exchange Rate: Canadian Dollar to Japanese Yen
Cultural InsightsHofstede Country Comparison -- Japan
InsuranceStudent Health Insurance
Health InformationMinistry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Solo Female TravelJapan Solo Female Travel Safety Tips and Advice (solofemaletravelers.club)
Gay Travel Indexgaytravelindex.pdf (gayguide.travel)

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Country Facts:

Capital cityTokyo
CurrencyJapanese Yen
Phone Code+81
Internet Code.jp
Time ZoneUTC+9
Drives onLeft
Plug TypesType A, Type B
Drinking WaterSafe to drink
Dominant ReligionShintoism 79%, Buddhism 67%, Other including Christianity 9% (many practice a combination of Shinto and Buddhist traditions)
Significant Dates

February 11 – National Foundation Day

February 23 – Emperor's Birthday

May 5 – Children's Day