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Japan Introduction




Japan is an island country in the North Pacific Ocean. It lies off the east coast of mainland Asia across from Russia, Korea, and China.

Four large islands and thousands of smaller ones make up Japan. The four major islands--Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku--form a curve that extends for about 1,900 kilometres.

About 126 million people are crowded on these islands, making Japan one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

A Short Background

While retaining its time-honored culture, Japan rapidly absorbed Western technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After its devastating defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become the second most powerful economy in the world and a staunch ally of the US.

While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives. The economy experienced a major slowdown in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth.

1UpTravel's Guide to Japan

Topography of Japan - Read more about the geography and topography of Japan

History of Japan - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Japan

Life & People of Japan - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Japan

Local Cuisine of Japan - Find out delicious local cuisines of Japan

Holidays in Japan - Check out a list of the local holidays in Japan

Festivals in Japan - Learn about the festivals in Japan

Embassies of Japan - Provides an Embassy database for Japan

Administration facts of Japan - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Japan

Newstands in Japan - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Japan

Attractions in Japan - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Japan

Maps of Japan - Discover a detailed map of Japan

Map Database of Japan - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Japan

Flags of Japan - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Japan. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Japan - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Japan

Shopping in Japan - Find out the best places for shopping in Japan

Restaurants in Japan - Browse a list of eat-outs in Japan

Geography of Japan - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Japan

People of Japan - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Japan

Government and Politics in Japan - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Japan.

Economy of Japan - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Japan

Communications in Japan - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Japan

Transportation in Japan - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Japan

Military of Japan - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Japan

Transnational Issues of Japan - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Japan

 

 

 


 





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