Japan Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of Japan population from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Japan in 2021 is 126,050,804, a 0.34% decline from 2020.
  • The population of Japan in 2020 was 126,476,461, a 0.3% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Japan in 2019 was 126,860,301, a 0.27% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Japan in 2018 was 127,202,192, a 0.24% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2021 Population
United States 332,915,073
Japan 126,050,804
Germany 83,900,473
United Kingdom 68,207,116
France 65,426,179
Italy 60,367,477
South Korea 51,305,186
Spain 46,745,216
Argentina 45,605,826
Canada 38,067,903
Poland 37,797,005
Saudi Arabia 35,340,683
Australia 25,788,215
Taiwan 23,855,010
Chile 19,212,361
Netherlands 17,173,099
Belgium 11,632,326
Greece 10,370,744
Portugal 10,167,925
Sweden 10,160,169
UAE 9,991,089
Hungary 9,634,164
Austria 9,043,070
Israel 8,789,774
Switzerland 8,715,494
Hong Kong 7,552,810
Singapore 5,896,686
Denmark 5,813,298
Finland 5,548,360
Norway 5,465,630
Oman 5,223,375
Ireland 4,982,907
New Zealand 4,860,643
Panama 4,381,579
Kuwait 4,328,550
Croatia 4,081,651
Uruguay 3,485,151
Qatar 2,930,528
Puerto Rico 2,828,255
Lithuania 2,689,862
Slovenia 2,078,724
Latvia 1,866,942
Bahrain 1,748,296
Trinidad and Tobago 1,403,375
Estonia 1,325,185
Cyprus 1,215,584
Macao 658,394
Luxembourg 634,814
Malta 442,784
Bahamas 396,913
Iceland 343,353
New Caledonia 288,218
Barbados 287,711
French Polynesia 282,530
Channel Islands 175,245
Guam 170,179
Curacao 164,798
Aruba 107,204
Seychelles 98,908
Antigua and Barbuda 98,731
Isle of Man 85,410
Andorra 77,355
Cayman Islands 66,497
Bermuda 62,090
Northern Mariana Islands 57,917
Greenland 56,877
Faroe Islands 49,049
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 43,412
Monaco 39,511
Turks and Caicos Islands 39,231
Liechtenstein 38,250
San Marino 34,017
Gibraltar 33,698
British Virgin Islands 30,421
Palau 18,169
Japan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 126,050,804 -0.34%
2020 126,476,461 -0.30%
2019 126,860,301 -0.27%
2018 127,202,192 -0.24%
2017 127,502,725 -0.20%
2016 127,763,265 -0.17%
2015 127,985,133 -0.14%
2014 128,168,639 -0.11%
2013 128,314,195 -0.09%
2012 128,423,571 -0.06%
2011 128,498,965 -0.03%
2010 128,542,353 -0.01%
2009 128,555,189 0.01%
2008 128,538,646 0.03%
2007 128,494,057 0.06%
2006 128,422,734 0.08%
2005 128,326,116 0.10%
2004 128,204,195 0.11%
2003 128,058,372 0.13%
2002 127,893,078 0.14%
2001 127,713,828 0.15%
2000 127,524,174 0.16%
1999 127,326,070 0.16%
1998 127,117,434 0.18%
1997 126,892,738 0.20%
1996 126,644,094 0.22%
1995 126,365,484 0.25%
1994 126,053,129 0.28%
1993 125,707,411 0.30%
1992 125,331,297 0.32%
1991 124,929,772 0.34%
1990 124,505,240 0.36%
1989 124,058,520 0.38%
1988 123,584,527 0.42%
1987 123,072,710 0.46%
1986 122,509,117 0.51%
1985 121,883,482 0.57%
1984 121,189,266 0.63%
1983 120,427,636 0.69%
1982 119,605,250 0.73%
1981 118,732,841 0.78%
1980 117,816,940 0.81%
1979 116,867,356 0.85%
1978 115,879,211 0.92%
1977 114,827,832 1.01%
1976 113,679,191 1.13%
1975 112,413,359 1.25%
1974 111,022,689 1.36%
1973 109,528,512 1.44%
1972 107,976,027 1.46%
1971 106,427,103 1.43%
1970 104,929,251 1.38%
1969 103,496,035 1.34%
1968 102,124,005 1.29%
1967 100,822,291 1.23%
1966 99,596,069 1.17%
1965 98,447,002 1.10%
1964 97,379,402 1.03%
1963 96,389,424 0.98%
1962 95,458,524 0.95%
1961 94,560,709 0.95%
1960 93,673,615 0.96%
1959 92,782,231 0.98%
1958 91,877,638 1.02%
1957 90,953,809 1.06%
1956 90,004,181 1.11%
1955 89,018,257 1.18%
1954 87,980,575 1.28%
1953 86,869,975 1.41%
1952 85,659,443 1.59%
1951 84,316,264 1.83%
1950 82,802,084 0.00%