For Japanese people both citizens and companies deposit money in the bank.
Japan is the money that is lent to foreign countries 609 trillion 466 billion yen at the time of the 2015.
Japan is the world’s most creditor state for almost 30 years
Bank to buy Japanese government bonds with the money entrusted by the Japanese people and Japanese companies.
The savings of the people who bought this government bond are announced that the Ministry of Finance is Japan’s debt.
In other words, it is not debt per capita
It is savings per capita.
These are not dollars but yen, so Japan only has to issue yen and return it to the people.
Debt is an explanation for implementing a tax increase.
Debt is completely incorrect interpretation, the real is the savings of the Japanese people.