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Japan Transportation

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Railways: total:  23,670.7 km

standard gauge:  2,893.1 km 1.435-m gauge (entirely electrified)

narrow gauge:  89.8 km 1.372-m gauge (89.8 km electrified); 20,656.8 km 1.067-m gauge (10,383.6 km electrified); 31 km 0.762-m gauge (3.6 km electrified) (1994)
Highways: total:  1,152,207 km

paved:  863,003 km (including 6,114 km of expressways)

unpaved:  289,204 km (1997 est.)
Waterways: 1,770 km approximately

note:  seagoing craft ply all coastal inland seas
Pipelines: crude oil 84 km; petroleum products 322 km; natural gas 1,800 km
Ports and harbors: Akita, Amagasaki, Chiba, Hachinohe, Hakodate, Higashi-Harima, Himeji, Hiroshima, Kawasaki, Kinuura, Kobe, Kushiro, Mizushima, Moji, Nagoya, Osaka, Sakai, Sakaide, Shimizu, Tokyo, Tomakomai
Merchant marine: total:  630 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 11,691,174 GRT/15,484,848 DWT

ships by type:  bulk 137, cargo 51, chemical tanker 15, combination bulk 22, combination ore/oil 3, container 22, liquefied gas 49, passenger 9, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 194, refrigerated cargo 15, roll on/roll off 49, short-sea passenger 6, vehicle carrier 56 (2000 est.)
Airports: 173 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  142

over 3,047 m:  8

2,438 to 3,047 m:  36

1,524 to 2,437 m:  38

914 to 1,523 m:  30

under 914 m:  30 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  31

914 to 1,523 m:  4

under 914 m:  27 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 16 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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