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Japan

Capital: Tokyo

Language: Japanese

Area: 377,835 km2

Population: 129,450,000

Religion: Shinto and Buddhism

Time zone: UTC+9

Currency:  yen (JPY, ¥)

 

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan. Sometimes the trains are so crowded railway staff are employed to cram passengers inside. For many Japanese couples Christmas is celebrated like Valentine's Day in the western world.

More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes. Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano. Religion does not play a big role in the lives of most Japanese and many do not understand the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism. There are four different writing systems in Japan, romaji, katakana, hiragana, and kanji. Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica's annual coffee production. Japan's literacy rate is almost 100%.Sumo is Japan's national sport, although baseball is also very popular.

Japan is the world’s largest consumer of Amazon rain forest timber. In Japan it is not uncommon to eat rice at every meal, including breakfast. Average life expectancy in Japan is one of the highest in the world. Japanese people live an average of 4 years longer than Americans. Japan is the largest automobile producer in the world. The Japanese language has thousands of foreign loan words, known as gairaigo. These words are often truncated, e.g. personal computer = paso kon. The number of foreign loan words is steadily increasing.

The climate of Japan is basically wet and humid, and is marked in most places by four distinct seasons. Hokkaido and other parts of northern Japan have long, harsh winters and relatively cool summers. Average temperatures in the northern city of Sapporo dip to -5ºC in January but reach only 20ºC in July. Central Japan has cold but short winters and hot, humid summers.

The art of Japan includes the ancient handmade clay pottery, which had marked the beginning of a rich ceramic-making tradition when it was first produced in 10,000 BC. This work-of art has gained pace and today is a well-appreciated art in the country.

 

Welcome to Japan!!!

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