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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
19 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex / 楽しく気軽にランゲー...Nov 19, 2018 @ 19:30Kaiteki Café, Chiyoda Ku, Otemachi, 1-6-1, Tokyo, Japan6
20 NovTokyo＝ラテン交流会＝スペイン、ポルトガル、ブラジル＠西新宿/Latin L...Nov 20, 2018 @ 19:00Hobgoblin Shibuya, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuyaku , Tokyo, Japan2
20 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex and/or Fun C...Nov 20, 2018 @ 19:30Beer To Go by Spring Valley Brewery, Chuo Ku, Ginza, 5-3-1, Tokyo, Japan7
21 NovTokyo★Shibuya Japanese Sake Night/ 渋谷の日本...Nov 21, 2018 @ 19:00SHIBUYA HOTEL EN, 1-1, Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0044, Japan, Tokyo, Japan1
21 NovTokyo???????? Thanksgiving Eve Dinner wi...Nov 21, 2018 @ 19:30Event venue, Azabu-Juban, Tokyo, Japan6
22 NovTokyo☆Spanish Meetup in Roppongi / Noche...Nov 22, 2018 @ 19:00Hob goblin at Roppongi, 3-16-33, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan1
22 NovTokyo???????? American Thanksgiving day ...Nov 22, 2018 @ 19:30Brew La La, 2F, 3-2-2 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan1
23 NovTokyo☆Around 30s Night in Nishi-Shinjuku...Nov 23, 2018 @ 14:00Kashiwagi cafe, 8-19-11,NishiShinjuku,Shinjukuku, Tokyo, Japan7
23 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex/楽しく気軽にランゲージエ...Nov 23, 2018 @ 15:30Hub Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Shimbashi, 2-9-6, Tokyo, Japan1
23 NovTokyo☆Roppongi Drink Meetup at Stylish B...Nov 23, 2018 @ 18:00Bar Quest, RoppNo.2 rene Bldg 3F,5-3-1ongi Minato-ku , Tokyo, Japan2
01 DecTokyoEnglish Chatting with local seniorsDec 01, 2018 @ 10:003-19-1 Nishi-kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan2
08 DecOsakaInternational Futsal Day (国際フットサルデー...Dec 08, 2018 @ 12:00Fut Messe Ikuno, 大阪市生野区巽東3-2-4, Osaka, Japan16
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, Japan1
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