UK and Japan

Comparison of Japan and the UK - similarities and the differences between UK and Japan
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Something in Common Island Country Island Country
  The UK is a country in north-western Europe. It is bordered to the south by the English Channel;to the east by the North Sea;to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Japan is a country east of China (the Asian continent) on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. It is comprised of a chain of islands.
Full Name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Japanese name: 日本,
Dai
(“great”) Nihon or Nippon (“origin of the Sun”)
Flag
Union Flag
  Constitutional monarchy Constitutional
monarchy
Total Land Area 244,110 sq km
(94,251 sq mi)
377,837 sq km
(145,884 sq mi).
Capital City London Tokyo
Highest mountain
Ben Nevis 1343m
Mt Fuji 3776m
Longest river
Severn 354km
Tone 322km
Largest lake
Lough Neagh 396sq.km
Biwa
670sq.km
Annual mean temperature
London 9.7C
Tokyo 15.6C
Annual mean rainfall
London 753mm
Tokyo 1405mm
Population    
Total population (1999)
59,054,800 (2002)
127,333,002 (2004 est.)
Population density per sq.km 245 340
Population by region:
Scotland 5,119,000
England 49,753,000
Wales 2,937,000
N. Ireland 1,692,000
Hokkaido 5,683,000
Honshu 102,017,000
Shikoku 4,199,000
Kyushu 14,789,000
Major cities:
London 7,285,000
Birmingham 1,018,000
Leeds 725,000
Glasgow 611,000
Sheffield 529,000
Tokyo 7,920,000
Yokohama 3,376,000
Osaka 2,471,000
Nagoya 2,102,000
Sapporo 1,801,000
Land
Total land area (sq.km)
241,752
378,000
Agricultural land
76%
13%
Forests
11%
67%
Other land use
13%
20%
Daily Life    
Average area of home
(sq. m)
97.6
89.6
Percentage of homes owned
68%
60%
Life expectancy - men
- women
75
80
77
84
Passenger cars (millions)
24
74
Consumer durables owned (% of households)
- Colour TVs
- Satellite/cable
TV
- CD players
- Computers
- Cars
97%
22%
68%
32%
69%
99%
39%
62%
39%
84%
Household expenditure (% of disposable income)
- Food and alcohol
- Clothing
- Rent/mortgage
- Furniture
- Medical care
- Transport
- Education &
leisure
27%
6%
14%
5%
1%
10%
13%
18%
4%
10%
3%
3%
10%
12%
Household savings
3%
13%

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