Japan

The county name Japan come from word Nippon which means the suns origin, often translated to land of the rising sun.

Japan is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula, Most of the islands are mountainous and many volcanic. It gained independence in 660 B.C. when Japan was traditionally founded by Emperor JIMMU.

The capital city is Tokyo. Japan's has many attractions and one of the strongerst economies in the world. The past meets the present in modern-day Japan, with its rich cultural history that dates back millenia and ultra-modern influences in technology, entertainment and lifestyle.

Popular tourist attractions alongside the national parks and museums include Tokyo, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Kyoto and of course Mount Fuji.

About Japan

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Short Name
JPN
Capital
Tokyo
Language
Japanese
Population
127,433,494
Area
377,873 km²
Calling Code
+81

National Olympic Committee

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Japanese Olympic Committee
NOC President
Recognition Year
1912
Address
Japan Sport Olympic Square 13th floor, 4-2 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-Ku Tokyo 160-0013, Japan
Web Address

Culture

Japanese culture is one of the oldest Asian cultures. Traditional Japanese arts include crafts i.e. origami, performances, traditions and cuisine.

The fusion of traditional woodblock printing and western art led to the creation of manga, a typically Japanese comic book format that is now popular within and outside Japan.

Japan is one of the largest and strongest economies in the world.

Sports

Japan has a long traditional history of practicing sport, sumo is considered Japan's national sport.

Judo is originated from Japan, and it is one the Olympic sports. 

Baseball, softball, football are other popular sports in Japan.

Japan is very keen for organizing multi sport event. Japan NOC organized Summer Asian Games in Tokyo 1958, Hiroshima 1994 and will host 20th Asian Games in Aichi-Nagoya in 2026. Also Japan organized the Winter Asian Games in Sapporo in 1986, 1990, 2017, as well as Aomori in 2003. Moreover Japan NOC organized Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in 1964 and Winter Olympic Games in Sapporo 1972, Nagano 1998.

Climate

Japan's geographical features divide it into five principal climatic zones: Hokkaido, Central Highland, Seto Inland Sea, Pacific Ocean and Ryukyu Islands.

Two primary factors influence Japan's climate: a location near the Asian continent and the existence of major oceanic currents.

The climate from June to September is marked by hot, wet weather brought by tropical airflows from the Pacific Ocean and Southeast Asia. These airflows are full of moisture and deposit substantial amounts of rain when they reach land.

There is a marked rainy season, beginning in early June and continuing for about a month. It is followed by hot, sticky weather. Five or six typhoons pass over or near Japan every year.

Religion

84% are Shinto and Buddhist, the remaining 16% comprises of other religions including Christians

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