Where is Japan?Japan is an island nation in east Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia on the east, the Sea of Okhotsk on the north, and the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.
What is the capital of Japan?Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Covering a total area of 844.7 square miles, Tokyo is the largest city in Japan. In 2011, the city had an approximate population of 13,185,502. Buildings and offices of the Japanese government, the Imperial Palace, and the home of the Japanese Imperial Family are located in Tokyo.
How big is Japan?Japan covers a total area of 145,925 square miles. With an estimated population of 127,960,000, Japan is the tenth-most populated nation in the world.
What are the ethnic groups in Japan?Japan has a population of around 127.3 million. Ninety-eight percent of the population is composed of ethnic Japanese. Chinese, Koreans, Brazilians, and other foreign groups make up the rest of the population.
What are the administrative divisions of Japan?Japan comprises forty-seven prefectures that are further divided into cities, towns and villages. Each prefecture is administered by an elected governor, legislature and administrative bureaucracy.
Who are the political leaders of Japan?The government of Japan is a unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy.
Emperor - Akihito
Prime Minister - Shinzo Abe
What is the official currency is used in Japan?The Japanese yen denoted by the ISO 4217 code JPY is the official currency of Japan. It is the third-most traded currency in the foreign exchange market.
What is the official language of Japan?Japanese is the official language of Japan spoken by more than ninety-nine percent of the population. It is used as the first language of the nation. English is also spoken and is taught in schools.
What is the official religion of Japan?Buddhism is the official religion of Japan followed by 84-96 percent of the Japanese population. Chinese religious groups Taoism and Confucianism are also practiced in the country. There are a few Christians in Japan as well.
What is the economy of Japan like?Japan is the third-largest national economy in the world by nominal GDP. In 2011, the gross domestic product (nominal) was estimated at $5.855 trillion, while the per capita stood at $45,774. The service sector is an important part of Japanese economy, accounting for three quarters of the gross domestic product. Japan is home to some of the largest producers of motor vehicles, steel and nonferrous metals, electronics, machine tools, ships, chemical substances, textiles, and processed foods. Agriculture and fishing are also important. Japan has a low unemployment rate of around four percent.
Japan exports transportation equipment, motor vehicles, electronics, and chemicals while the major import items include machinery and equipment, fossil fuels, foodstuffs, electrical machinery, and textiles. The major trading partners of Japan are the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia.