The population of Japan is 126.4 million. Many people live in crowded cities that are along the coast. 13 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. That is a lot of people in one city compared to the 3 million people that live in the entire state of Utah. Yokohama is another major city in Japan. There is a very beautiful beach there. They speak Japanese in Japan, but the minority languages include:Ainu, Bonin English, Nivkh, Orok, and Russian. The major religions are Shintoism and Buddhism. In 1853 the US forced Japan to open a foreign influence. The life expectancy is 87 years old for women.