Japan borders the North Pacific Ocean on the east. It consists of four large islands (Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu) and 3,000 small islands.


Population: 126.7 million
Ethnic Groups: Japanese (98.5%), Koreans (0.5%), Chinese (0.4%), Other (0.6%)
Languages: Japanese
Religions: Shintoism (79.2%), Buddhism (66.8%), Christianity (1.5%), Other (7.1%)
Capital: Tokyo
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 12, 2017

Japanese in Toronto

Japanese Population:
In Canada: 121,485
In the GTA: 28,045
In Toronto: 17,265

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
The City of Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham, Pickering (South), and Ajax.

Japan achieved remarkable growth in the second half of the 20th Century after the devastation of World War II. Today, it has a strong economy and the standard of living in Japan is exceptionally high. Material possessions are about equal to the United States while the healthcare and transportation systems are steadily advancing. Most Japanese incorporate aspects of Shintoism and Buddhism into their lives as tradition — such as in the case of birth, death, and mourning rituals — but more than 70% of them also claim no personal religion. Shintoism includes religious practices such as nature worship, ancestor worship, and animism. Although Christianity and Confucianism are relatively minor religions in Japan, they have both in their own ways influenced Japanese culture and thinking

Settlement Services in the GTA

Japanese Social Services
6 Garamond Court
Toronto, ON
M3C 1Z5
Phone: 416-385-9200

Churches in the GTA

Grace Toronto Japanese Church
20 Glebe Road East
Toronto, ON
M4S 1N6
Phone: 416-789-1902

Hamilton Japanese United Church
715 Upper Gage Avenue
Hamilton, ON 
L8V 4J9
Phone: 905-385-8823

Japanese Gospel Church of Toronto
301 Silver Star Boulevard
Toronto, ON
M1V 0B6
Phone: 416-335-5428

Wesley Chapel Japanese Church
2385 Warden Avenue
Toronto, ON
M1W 2L6
Phone: 416-497-7122

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