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Japan Resources

Statistical Resources
Statistics Bureau of Japan

Scholarly Journals
Journal of Japanese Studies

Japan Focus (open-source)

News and Analysis
Asahi Shimbun

The Japan Times

The Japan News

Country Facts

From CIA Factbook

Government Name: Japan

Chief of State: Emperor AKIHITO

Head of Government: Prime Minister Shinzo ABE, Deputy Prime Minister Taro ASO

Capital: Tokyo 35 41 N, 139 45 E

Land Area: 364,485 sq km

Population: 127,253,075 (July 2013 est.)

GDP-per capita (PPP): $36,900 (2012 est.)

Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula

Ethnic Groups: Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% (note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004))

Internet Country Code: .jp

Korea Resources

Statistical Data
Statistics Korea (KOSTAT)

Korean Statistical Information Services (KOSIS)

News and Analysis
The Chosunilbo

The Hankyoreh

Country Facts

From CIA Factbook

Government Name: Republic of Korea

Chief of State: President PARK Geun-hye

Head of Government: Prime Minister CHUNG Hong-won

Capital: Seoul

Land Area: 96,920 sq km

GDP-per capita (PPP): $32,800 (2012 est.)

Population: 48,955,203 (July 2013 est.)

Location: Eastern Asia, southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea

Ethnic Groups: homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

Administrative Divisions: 9 Provinces, 6 metropolitan cities, 1 special city, and 1 special self-governing city

Internet country Code: .kr