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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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