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 (Government of Canada)
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 IndexGay Travel Index (gayguide.travel)

Emergency Numbers

ServicePhone Number

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