Public debt reached 12,079 USD bil in 2018 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.3 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, public debt in Japan reached an all time high of 14,175 USD bil in 2011 and an all time low of 636 USD bil in 1980. When compared to Japan's main peers, public debt in China amounted to 6,743 USD bil, 242 USD bil in Russia, 668 USD bil in South Korea and 21,773 USD bil in USA in 2018.
Japan has been ranked 3rd within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of public debt.