Japan

Japan Overview

Japan, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, which means source of the sun is an island nation in East Asia.

Japan lies off the east coast of mainland Asia across from Russia, Korea, and China. Four large islands and thousands of smaller ones make up the country of Japan.

The “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where the past meets the future. Japanese culture stretches back millennia, yet has also adopted (and created) the latest modern fashions and trends.

Mountains and hills cover most of Japan, making it a country of great beauty. But the mountains and hills take up so much area that the great majority of the people live on a small portion of the land-narrow plains along the coasts, particularly on the main island of Honshu. Japan’s big cities are busy, modern centres of culture, commerce, and industry. Japan is well ordered. Everything runs on time, and crime levels are almost non-existent.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Tokyo
POPULATION: 127.2 million
LANGUAGE: Japanese
CURRENCY: Japanese Yen
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 100V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: JP
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +81
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +9