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Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, People's Republic of China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan comprises 6,852 islands making it an archipelago. The four largest islands are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku, together accounting for 97% of Japan's land area. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital city of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents. Archaeological research indicates that people were living on the islands of Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan begins with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D. Influence from the outside world followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history. Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet. A major economic power, Japan has the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and the third largest in purchasing power parity. Japan has a significant military equipped with modern defense systems, such as AEGIS, and boasts a large fleet of destroyers. It is also the world's fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer. It is additionally a member of the G-8 and is the sole Asian power in that organization. It is a developed country with high living standards . Japan has the highest life expectancy of any country in the world and the third lowest infant mortality rate. .

   
 
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Etiquette of Japan - Tokyo
Etiquette of Japan The people of Japan follow etiquettes which emphasizes on manners. Etiquette is very closely followed among the Japanese. Some customs are not true in all regions of Japan and some have changed over the course of history. Bathing is an important Japanese Etiquette. People go for a bath every day and it is a part of their daily routine. In a traditional Japanese home, each family bathes one by one in order of seniority traditionally starting with the oldest male. Bowing is probably the nest known Japanese Etiquette outside Japan. It is considered to be an important custom in Japan. Children learn how to bow from a very young age. Bows can be classified into three types such as informal, formal and very formal. In...

Amusement Parks in Japan - Tokyo
Amusement Parks in Japan Some of the major Amusement Parks in Japan are Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Summerland and Yomuriland. There is no dearth of entertainment options in Japan and one of the popular modes of entertainment in Japan is its amusement parks. The Amusement Parks in Japan are countless; there are many avant-garde fun parks in the country that boasts of all the latest rides and other entertainment options. Tokyo Disney Sea is one of the premier amusement parks of Tokyo and Japan. This theme park boasts of seven theme ports, all of which offers sheer excitement and recreates the myths and legends of the sea. The fun park comprises of many theme ports like Lost River Delta, Port Discovery, Arabian Coast, Mermai...

Matsuri Festival Of Japan - Tokyo
Matsuri Festival Of Japan Matsuri is the Japanese word for a festival or holiday. In Japan, festivals are usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular. There are not specific matsuri days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon. Almost every locale has at least one matsuri in late summer/early autumn, usually related to the rice harvest. Notable matsuri often feature processions which may include elaborate floats. Preparation for these processions is usually organized at the level of neighborhoods, or machi. Prior to these, the local kami may be ritually installed in mikoshi and ...