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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
17 NovTokyoDrinks @ a stylish Ebisu venue / 恵比...Nov 17, 2018 @ 14:30Nos Ebisu, Shibuya Ku, Minami Ebisu, 2-3-14, Tokyo, Japan1
17 NovTokyo☆Shibuya Drink Meetup at Stylish Ba...Nov 17, 2018 @ 15:00Shibuya Hobgoblin, Ichiban Bldg. 3F, 1-3-11 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan1
17 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex / 楽しく気軽にランゲー...Nov 17, 2018 @ 16:00Toranomon Bar (Toranomon Hills 4th Floor), Minato Ku, Toranomon, 1-23-3, Tokyo, Japan7
17 NovTokyo★Nihongo Meetup in Nishi-Shinjuku /...Nov 17, 2018 @ 19:00Kashiwagi cafe, 8-19-11,NishiShinjuku,Shinjukuku, Tokyo, Japan3
17 NovTokyoToranomon Hills exclusive upmarket ...Nov 17, 2018 @ 19:15Private Lounge Space @ Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, Minato-Ku, Toranomon, 1-23-4, Tokyo, Japan3
18 NovTokyo★日韓交流会@渋谷（韓国人入場無料）/ 한일 교류회@시부야...Nov 18, 2018 @ 14:00Asian Spice King, 2-12,Sarugakucho,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan1
18 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex / 楽しく気軽にランゲー...Nov 18, 2018 @ 15:30Hub Shimbashi, Minato Ku, Shimbashi, 2-9-6, Tokyo, Japan4
18 NovTokyoFun & Friendly Lang Ex/楽しく気軽にランゲージエ...Nov 18, 2018 @ 15:30Weekend Garage Tokyo (WGT), Shibuya Ku, Daikanyama, Grava Daikanyama, 1-1, Tokyo, Japan3
18 NovTokyo★Nihongo Curry Night in Shibuya /...Nov 18, 2018 @ 18:00Asian Spice King, 2-12,Sarugakucho,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan7
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
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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