Air quality in Japan

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in Japan

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Japan
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Yakyūcho, Saitama

97

2 Kofu, Yamanashi

82

3 Shineicho, Kagoshima

76

4 Arimuracho, Kagoshima

72

5 Asahicho, Kanagawa

72

6 Takasaki, Gunma

65

7 Amakusamachi Takahamaminami, Kumamoto

63

8 Masuda, Miyagi

63

9 Yokota, Oita

63

10 Kitano, Saitama

61

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Japan
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Chuo, Tochigi

0

2 Chuodai, Fukushima

0

3 Domachi, Yamagata

0

4 Furukawamachi, Fukushima

0

5 Hikarigaoka, Yamagata

0

6 Hotokehama, Fukushima

0

7 Ishibashicho, Fukui

0

8 Ishizakimachi, Ishikawa

0

9 Kuroisosaiwaicho, Tochigi

0

10 Maki, Niigata

0

(local time)

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How polluted is Japan?

2019 Air quality average

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2019 average US AQI

47

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in Japan in 2019 was 1 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  Japan cleanest cityObihiro, Hokkaido

24

2019  Japan most polluted city

Imari, Saga

63

2019 aqi country ranking

How does Japan rank globally in air pollution?

73/ 98 countries ranked in 2019

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

73Japan127'185'332

47

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