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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
23 SeptTokyoAuthentic sake brewery tour & fun p...Sept 23, 2018 @ 09:30Ishikawa Brewery, Haijima, Tokyo, Japan2
23 SeptTokyo☆20s Social Meetup in Shibuya / 20代...Sept 23, 2018 @ 14:00Asian Spice King, 2-12,Sarugakucho,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan6
23 SeptTokyoFun & friendly lang exchange / 楽しく気...Sept 23, 2018 @ 16:00Celts , Minato Ku, Shimbashi, 3-16-5, Tokyo, Japan
23 SeptTokyo????Tokyo Spontaneous free to join ...Sept 23, 2018 @ 19:30ELETokyo, Minato Ku, Azabu-Juban, 1-4-5, Tokyo, Japan
24 SeptTokyo☆Asakusa Drink Meetup at Stylish Ba...Sept 24, 2018 @ 14:00Campion Ale, 台東区西浅草２−２−２, Tokyo, Japan6
24 SeptTokyoFun & friendly Lang Ex/楽しく気軽にランゲージエ...Sept 24, 2018 @ 15:30Hub Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Shimbashi, 2-9-6, Tokyo, Japan
24 SeptTokyo☆Around 30s Night in Nishi-Shinjuku...Sept 24, 2018 @ 18:00Kashiwagi cafe, 8-19-11,NishiShinjuku,Shinjukuku, Tokyo, Japan
25 SeptOsakaワンコイン初級英会話＆楽しく発音マスター法”Jazz Chants ”...Sept 25, 2018 @ 18:45大阪市生涯学習センター, 大阪市北区 梅田 1-2-2-500 大阪駅前第２ビル５階（第６会議室）, Osaka, Japan4
25 SeptOsaka(NEW) 初中級~中級 Let's enjoy 英語でディスカッショ...Sept 25, 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9研究室）, Osaka, Japan6
26 SeptTokyo★French Night in Roppongi / フレンチナイト...Sept 26, 2018 @ 19:00Hob goblin at Roppongi, 3-16-33, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
29 SeptTokyoEnglish Chatting with local seniorsSept 29, 2018 @ 10:003-19-1 Nishi-kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan5
08 OctOsakaInternational Futsal Day (国際フットサルデー...Oct 08, 2018 @ 13:00Fut Messe Ikuno, 大阪市生野区巽東3-2-4, Osaka, Japan3
13 OctTokyoHindi /English conversation practic...Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:005-28-2, Edogawa ku, Tokyo, Japan5
20 OctOsakaNEW Language Exchange at Shinsaiba...Oct 20, 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, Japan6