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Key facts

Population: 127 million (2016) World Bank

Offical language:  Japanese
Currency: Yen (¥)
Important ministry: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology  
National Statistics office: Statistics Bureau of Japan
Trade association
: Japan Book Publishers Association and Publishers Association of Cultural Exchange (PACE)  and Japan Booksellers Federation
Annual book fair: Tokyo International Book Fair held in September
Translation Programme: The Japan Foundation  and The Suntory Foundation
VAT on books:
8% for both print and ebooks
Fixed book price system: Yes


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PA Market Report Japan 2011
Book market statistics (August 2017)