As of earlier this month, there were more than 2,819 CHAdeMO DC rapid chargers installed across the country, far more than the 1,532 installed in the whole of Europe or 854 found in the U.S.
That massive number of accessible, reliable charging stations combined with lower-power level 2 charging provision — both private and public — now means there are more dedicated charging stations in Japan than there are gas stations.
Far more in fact: over 40,000 says Nissan, versus the 34,000 gas stations currently trading in Japan.
Source here. It is fair to say that some fundamental innovation finally is coming to cars.