Japan

GDP (PPP) per capita (2018): 42,793.95 Int. Dollar Population (2018): 126,529,100 HDI (2018): 0.92
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 15
Score: 68.2
Vulnerability 0.369
Readiness 0.732

The low vulnerability score and high readiness score of Japan places it in the lower-right quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. Adaptation challenges still exist, but Japan is well positioned to adapt. Japan is the 38th least vulnerable country and the 9th most ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ranking
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15
15
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1999 to 2018 Score
Vulnerability
0.369
Food
0.240
Projected change of cereal yields
0.798
Projected population change
0.047
Food import dependency
0.146
Rural population
0.090
Agriculture capacity
0.361
Child malnutrition
0
Water
0.288
Projected change of annual runoff
0.868
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.290
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.265
Water dependency ratio
0
Dam capacity
-
Access to reliable drinking water
0.016
Health
0.255
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
0
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.658
Dependency on external resource for health services
-
Slum population
0
Medical staff
0.606
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.013
Ecosystem Services
0.469
Projected change of biome distribution
0.659
Projected change of marine biodiversity
1.000
Natural capital dependency
0.008
Ecological footprint
0.404
Protected biome
0.261
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.482
Human Habitat
0.524
Projected change of warm periods
0.365
Projected change of flood hazard
0.763
Urban concentration
0.910
Age dependency ratio
0.671
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.192
Paved roads
0.241
Infrastructure
0.436
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.435
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.350
Dependency on imported energy
0.978
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.727
Electricity access
0
Disaster preparedness
0.126