Catholic Church




Also known as: Japan (Deutsch), Japón (español), le Japon (français), Giappone (Italiano), Japonia (polski), Japão (Português), 日本 (正體中文, 日本語), Iaponia (latine)

Continent: South and East Asia

Capital: Tokyo

Population: 127,103,388

Area: 374,744 km²

Patron Saints: St. Peter Baptist, St. Francis Xavier

Religions: Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%

Languages: Japanese

Neighbouring Countries: Taiwan Taiwan, ← South Korea South Korea, ← North Korea North Korea, ← China China, ↖ Russia Russia

Circumscriptions (16): Metr. Archdioceses (3), Dioceses (13)

Roman Rite (16): Fukuoka 福岡, Hiroshima 広島, Kagoshima 鹿児島, Kyoto 京都, Nagasaki 長崎, Nagoya 名古屋, Naha 那覇, Niigata 新潟, Oita 大分, Osaka 大阪, Saitama さいたま, Sapporo 札幌, Sendai 仙台, Takamatsu 高松, Tokyo 東京, Yokohama 横浜

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Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (20), Basilicas Basilicas (1), National Shrines National Shrines (1)

Roman-Rite Church Proposed World Heritage Sites in Nagasaki
Roman-Rite Church Shrines in the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Japan Archbishop Joseph Chennoth (74)

Conference of Bishops: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan Link Archbishop Joseph Mitsuaki Takami, P.S.S. (72)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.) Link Cardinal Oswald Gracias (73)

as of 2018.06.13

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