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Japan Fast Facts

There are many interesting facts about Japan that one can gain an insight into on one’s trip to the beautiful country. These Japan fun facts make one’s visit even more worthwhile. Japan facts comprise facts about rural Japan, historical facts about Japan, Sapporo Japan facts, and some useful facts on Tokyo Japan. One can glance through the following list to have a first hand view of the many facts about Japan. These can be understood to be a sort of fast facts of Japan to make informed decision regarding your trip.

  • Area: 378,000 square kilometers comprising more than 3,000 small islands.
  • Population: The population of Japan is about 125,000,000, including approximately two million foreign residents.
  • Capital city: Tokyo
  • Climate: Varies from subtropical to temperate.
  • Earthquakes & Volcanoes: Mt. Fuji is the most famous volcano and highest mountain.
  • People: The Ainu are the indigenous people of Japan.
  • Official Language: Japanese
  • Religion: Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. Christianity is about 0.7 %.
  • Government: Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government.
  • Current Head of State: Emperor Akihito
    Prime Minister (Head of Government)
  • Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY, ¥)
  • National Sport: Sumo
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