Japan Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of Japan population from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of Japan in 2020 is 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.
  • The population of Japan in 2017 was 127,502,725, a 0.2% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population
Country Name 2020 Population
United States 331,002,651
Japan 126,476,461
Germany 83,783,942
United Kingdom 67,886,011
France 65,273,511
Italy 60,461,826
South Korea 51,269,185
Spain 46,754,778
Argentina 45,195,774
Poland 37,846,611
Canada 37,742,154
Saudi Arabia 34,813,871
Australia 25,499,884
Taiwan 23,816,775
Chile 19,116,201
Netherlands 17,134,872
Belgium 11,589,623
Greece 10,423,054
Portugal 10,196,709
Sweden 10,099,265
UAE 9,890,402
Hungary 9,660,351
Austria 9,006,398
Israel 8,655,535
Switzerland 8,654,622
Hong Kong 7,496,981
Singapore 5,850,342
Denmark 5,792,202
Finland 5,540,720
Norway 5,421,241
Oman 5,106,626
Ireland 4,937,786
New Zealand 4,822,233
Panama 4,314,767
Kuwait 4,270,571
Croatia 4,105,267
Uruguay 3,473,730
Qatar 2,881,053
Puerto Rico 2,860,853
Lithuania 2,722,289
Slovenia 2,078,938
Latvia 1,886,198
Bahrain 1,701,575
Trinidad and Tobago 1,399,488
Estonia 1,326,535
Cyprus 1,207,359
Macao 649,335
Luxembourg 625,978
Malta 441,543
Bahamas 393,244
Iceland 341,243
Barbados 287,375
New Caledonia 285,498
French Polynesia 280,908
Channel Islands 173,863
Guam 168,775
Curacao 164,093
Aruba 106,766
Seychelles 98,347
Antigua and Barbuda 97,929
Isle of Man 85,033
Andorra 77,265
Cayman Islands 65,722
Bermuda 62,278
Northern Mariana Islands 57,559
Greenland 56,770
Faroe Islands 48,863
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,876
Monaco 39,242
Turks and Caicos Islands 38,717
Liechtenstein 38,128
San Marino 33,931
Gibraltar 33,691
British Virgin Islands 30,231
Palau 18,094
Japan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
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%