Around The World

Japan

Welcome to Japan, a chain of four major islands and 4,000 smaller ones in eastern Asia. a A country rich in cultural history, Japan is also known for its modern technology. Read on to take a tour of Japan.

What do you know about Japan? Get the facts.

 

Official name: Japan

 

Population: 126,475,664 as of 2011

 

Capital: Tokyo

 

Official Language: Japanese

 

Size: 145,883 square miles (377,835 square kilometers); slightly smaller than California

 

Climate: Tropical in the south; cool in the north

 

Currency: Yen

 

Products: rice, fish, motor vehicles

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