Population

126.3 million (2018)

Official language

Japanese

Currency

Yen (¥)

Official Statistics Office

Statistics Bureau of Japan

Translation Programmes

The Japan Foundation Support Programme for Translation and Publication on Japan
The Suntory Foundation Support for Overseas Publication program

VAT on Books

8% for both books and ebooks

Fixed Book Price System

Yes

Trade Magazine

Statistics

Extensive statistics available in the Japan Book Publishers Association’s Introduction to Publishing in Japan below.

Annual Book Fairs

Content Tokyo held over 3 days in April

Useful Contacts

British Council
Tel: +81 (0)3 3235 8031

Department for International Trade
Email: info@exporttojapan.co.uk
Tel: +81 (3) 5211-1100