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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean 'sun-origin', which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the 'Land of the Rising Sun'.
Japan comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshū , Hokkaidō , Kyū shū and Shikoku, together accounting for 97% of land area. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic for example, Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the capital city of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.
The first written mention of Japan begins with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century AD. Influence from the outside world followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history. Thus, its culture today is a mixture of outside influences and internal developments. Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet.
Japan's economy is the world's second largest by nominal GDP after the United States. It is a member of the United Nations, G8, G4 and APEC, with the world's fifth largest defense budget. It is the world's fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer.
- Bedi Sept 23, 2007 @ 20:59
- Jun 02, 2013 @ 02:40
neelo_omerhii ...I didnt understand ..I hope I can learn Japanese
- Jul 30, 2017 @ 15:45
Akira1983HI, Im Akira from Fukushima Aizu. Actually Im living in Chiba for 10 years. I go back Fukushima sometimes. If we have chance, lets meet up
- Jul 15, 2013 @ 16:42
I really like Japan ...its a great country ..I am learning English ..can u be my friend?
- Jul 30, 2017 @ 15:30
I went to downtown of Vancouver to see the fireworks today.
Tough country is different, Fireworks is same, it was so beautiful that I was impressed.
Also, I have a question.
・How should I reply to "How are you?" or "Are you good?"
I always say "Yeah, how about you?", but I am not sure it is correct.
- Jul 28, 2013 @ 10:14
13 DecTokyo★French Night in Jiyugaoka/ フレンチナイト...Dec 13, 2018 @ 19:00Clann, 1-8-18 Jiyugaoka, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
13 DecTokyoDrinks @ a Stylish Azabu-Juban Café...Dec 13, 2018 @ 19:30Blu Jam Café Azabu-Juban , Minato Ku, Azabu-Juban, 1-11-10, Tokyo, Japan1
14 DecTokyo☆Roppongi Drink Meetup at Stylish B...Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:00Bar Quest, RoppNo.2 rene Bldg 3F,5-3-1ongi Minato-ku , Tokyo, Japan
14 DecTokyo???? ???? ???? The Wonderful Roppon...Dec 14, 2018 @ 19:15Roppongi Hills (Exits 1a, 1b & 1c at the turnstiles of the Hibiya line), Roppongi, 6-11-1, Minato Ku, Tokyo, Japan6
15 DecOsakaLanguage Exchange at Shinsaibashi! ...Dec 15, 2018 @ 11:00英国屋 心斎橋本店, 大阪府大阪市中央区心斎橋筋２－１－３１煉瓦館ビル, 3階, Osaka, Japan2
15 DecTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex / 楽しく気軽にランゲー...Dec 15, 2018 @ 16:00Toranomon Bar (Toranomon Hills 4th Floor), Minato Ku, Toranomon, 1-23-3, Tokyo, Japan5
15 DecTokyo★日韓交流会@西新宿（韓国人入場無料）/ 한일 교류회@니시 신주쿠★...Dec 15, 2018 @ 19:00Kashiwagi cafe, 8-19-11,NishiShinjuku,Shinjukuku, Tokyo, Japan
15 DecTokyoDrinks @ a Stylish Bar in Toranomon...Dec 15, 2018 @ 19:15Toranomon Bar (Toranomon Hills 4th Floor), Minato Ku, Toranomon, 1-23-3, Tokyo, Japan
16 DecTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex / 楽しく気軽にランゲー...Dec 16, 2018 @ 15:30Hub Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Shimbashi, 2-9-6, Tokyo, Japan
21 DecOsakaワンコイン初級英会話＆楽しく発音マスター法”Jazz Chants ”...Dec 21, 2018 @ 18:45大阪市立生涯学習センター(大阪第二ビル5階 第9研修室), 大阪府大阪市北区梅田1-2-2-500 大阪駅前第2ビル5階 , Osaka, Japan6
21 DecOsaka＜New 初中級~中級＞英語でディスカッション! 身近な話題+ Bre...Dec 21, 2018 @ 19:45大阪市生涯学習センター, 〒530-0001 大阪市北区梅田1-2-2-500 大阪駅前第2ビル5階 （第4会議室）, Osaka, Osaka, Japan6
05 JanOsakaEnglish Game DAY!!（英語でボードゲーム!!）...Jan 05, 2019 @ 16:00North Building 7F " Knowledge Sallon", Grand Front Osaka, 3-1 Ofukacho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011, Osaka, Japan5
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