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Japan

Japan (Land Of The Rising Sun)



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CapitalTokyo
Official LanguageJapanese
National Foundation Day11 February 660BC
Area377,873 km²
Population128,085,000
CurrencyYen(„)(JPY)
IDD Code+81

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Japan [In Japanese: Nihon-Koku or Nippon-Koku] is an island nation situated on the Pacific Ocean, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the East China Sea. Its composed of over 3,000 islands as well as 47 Perfectures. Tokyo with land area of 2,102 sqkm is the capital of Japan. Despite it is the largest metropolitan area in the world. It comprises four main islands namely from the largest of which are Hokkaido, Honshu­, Shikoku and Kyushu. Most of Japan's islands are mountainous and many are volcanic; the highest peak is Mount Fuji.

The official language that spoken is Japanese (The written Japanese language uses a combination of three writing systems which are Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.) By the way, three main religions in Japan are Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity.

Japan is the world's leading industrialized countries as of today and it is one of the oldest legislatures in Asia.

Japan's name in the kanji writing system is often translated as "Land of the Rising Sun", and comes from the country's location on the east coast of Asia.

Tokyo
Tokyo
Chiba
Chiba
Aichi
Aichi
Akita
Akita
Aomori
Aomori
Ehime
Ehime
Fukui
Fukui
Fukuoka
Fukuoka
Fukushima
Fukushima
Gifu
Gifu
Gunma
Gunma
Hiroshima
Hiroshima
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
Hyogo
Hyogo
Ibaraki
Ibaraki
Ishikawa
Ishikawa
Iwate
Iwate
Kagawa
Kagawa
Kagoshima
Kagoshima
Kanagawa
Kanagawa
Kochi
Kochi
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Kyoto
Kyoto
Mie
Mie
Miyagi
Miyagi
Miyazaki
Miyazaki
Nagano
Nagano
Nagasaki
Nagasaki
Nara
Nara
Niigata
Niigata
Oita
Oita
Okayama
Okayama
Okinawa
Okinawa
Osaka
Osaka
Saga
Saga
Saitama
Saitama
Shiga
Shiga
Shimane
Shimane
Shizuoka
Shizuoka
Tochigi
Tochigi
Tokushima
Tokushima
Tottori
Tottori
Toyama
Toyama
Wakayama
Wakayama
Yamagata
Yamagata
Yamaguchi
Yamaguchi
Yamanashi
Yamanashi