The following is a comparison between the United States of America (USA), a large country in North America and Japan, a developed East Asian country. Let’s read.
USA and Japan – country comparison
Which country is bigger, USA or Japan?
The USA has a much bigger area as compared with Japan. It is 26 times bigger than Japan.
- Area of USA – approximately 9.8 million square kilometers
- Area of Japan – approximately 378,000 square kilometers
Which country has a larger population, USA or Japan?
The United States has a larger population in comparison to Japan. However, the population density in Japan is higher.
- Population of USA – over 333 million (2022 estimate)
- Population of Japan – 126 million (2020)
Top 3 largest cities
- New York City
- Los Angeles
|Area||approximately 9.8 million square kilometers||approximately 378,000 square kilometers|
|Population||over 333 million (2022 estimate)||126 million (2020)|
|Capital City||Washington, D.C.||Tokyo|
|Largest City||New York City||Tokyo|
|Most spoken language||American English||Japanese|
|Life expectancy (UN/2021)||77.2||84.8|
|Largest Metropolitan area||New York metropolitan area (Tri-State area)||Greater Tokyo Area|
|Most popular sport||American Football||Baseball|
|Region||North America||East Asia|
|Highest mountain peak||Denali (20,310 ft/6,190 meters)||Mount Fuji (12,389 ft/3,776 m)|
|Largest Island||Hawaii island (10,430 sq km)||Honshu Island (228,000 sq km)|
|Largest lake||Lake Superior||Lake Biwa|
|Major mountain ranges||Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, Appalachian Mountains, Alaska Range, Cascade Range, etc||Hida Mountains, Kiso Mountains, Akaishi Mountains, Kyushu Mountains, etc|
|Major Rivers||Missouri, Mississippi, Yukon, Rio Grande, Arkansas, Colorado, etc||Shinano, Ishikari, Tone, Teshio, Kushiro, Kitakami, Abukuma, etc|
|Longest River||Missouri River||Shinano River|
|Highest volcano||Mount Bona (5,040 m)||Mount Fuji (3,776 m)|
|Currency||United States Dollar||Japanese Yen|
|GDP rank (nominal)||1st||3rd|
|Largest sector||Service sector||Service sector|
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|Places to visit||New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Yellowstone National Park, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Grand Canyon, etc.||Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Yokohama, etc|
|Busiest Airport||Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport||Haneda Airport, Tokyo|
|Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites||24||25|
|Most visited City||New York City||Tokyo|
|National Animal||American Bison (national mammal)||–|
|National Flower||Rose||Cherry blossom|
|National bird||Bald Eagle||Green pheasant|