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    Japan Transportation - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/japan/japan_transportation.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Railways
      total: 23,654 km (15,895 km electrified)
      standard gauge: 3,059 km 1.435-m gauge (entirely electrified)
      narrow gauge: 77 km 1.372-m gauge (entirely electrified); 20,491 km 1.067-m gauge (12,732 km electrified); 27 km 0.762-m gauge (entirely electrified) (2000)

      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: 615 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 10,995,839 GRT/14,405,159 DWT
      note: includes some foreign-owned ships registered here as a flag of convenience: China 1, Panama 1, Singapore 1 (2002 est.)
      ships by type: bulk 133, cargo 48, chemical tanker 17, combination bulk 24, combination ore/oil 3, container 19, liquefied gas 50, passenger 9, passenger/cargo 2, petroleum tanker 189, refrigerated cargo 13, roll on/roll off 48, short-sea passenger 6, vehicle carrier 54

      Airports 173 (2001)

      Airports - with paved runways
      total: 142
      over 3,047 m: 7
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 37
      914 to 1,523 m: 30
      under 914 m: 31 (2001)
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 37

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 31
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
      914 to 1,523 m: 3
      under 914 m: 27 (2001)

      Heliports 16 (2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan Transportation 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan Transportation 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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