Japan


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Japan

日本   Nippon   (Japanese)

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  • Country in East Asia, an archipelago of 6,852 islands (main: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa) in the northwest Pacific Ocean, a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Largest cities: Tokyo (Greater Tokyo Area is the world’s most populous metropolitan area  – 37.4 million), Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo
  • Borders: –
  • Seas: Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, East China Sea
  • Highest point: Mount Fuji (3,776 m)
  • Lowest point: Hachirōgata (−4 m)
  • Longest river: Shinano River (367 km)
  • Largest lake: Lake Biwa (671 km²)
  • Climate: varied – warm subtropical in the south to cool continental in the north, mountainous areas: subarctic or alpine tundra
  • Natural hazards: volcanic eruptions, tsunami, earthquakes, typhoons
  • Official language: Japanese
  • Religion: 69.0% Shintoism, 66.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Christianity, 6.2% other (many Japanese people practice both Shintoism and Buddhism)
  • Government: unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • National day: National Foundation Day – 11 February
  • Area: 377,975 km² (water 12,07%)
  • Population: 125,960,000 ; density: 334/km²
  • Currency: ​Japanese yen (¥) (JPY)
  • Time zone: UTC+09:00 (JST)
  • Calling code: +81
  • ISO 3166 code: JP
  • Internet TLD: .jp
  • Driving side: left
  • Electricity: 100V supply voltage and 50/60Hz, plug types: A and B

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REGIONS (8) and prefectures (47)


Hokkaido

capital & largest city: Sapporo

prefecture: Hokkaido


Tōhoku / Northeast Region / Northeast Japan

largest city: Sendai

prefectures: Akita, Aomori, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata


Kantō

largest city: Tokyo

prefectures: Chiba, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Tochigi, Tokyo


Chūbu / Central Region / Central Japan

major city: Nagoya

prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, Yamanashi


Kansai / Kinki

major city: Osaka

prefectures: Hyōgo, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Osaka, Shiga, Wakayama


Chūgoku / San’in-San’yō

major city: Hiroshima

prefectures: Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, Yamaguchi


Shikoku

largest city: Matsuyama

prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kōchi, Tokushima


Kyūshū

largest city: Fukuoka

prefectures: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Ōita, Okinawa, Saga


PLACES (A-Z)


Hakuba

Kyoto

Narita

Osaka

Tokyo

Minato City

Shibuya City

Taitō City


JAPANESE CUISINE


Japanese cuisine


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