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Japan consists of four larger and 3000 smaller islands near the shores of Eastern Asia. It is one of the world's leading industrial countires and the world's second largest economy. Japan is a constitutional monarchy with the Emperor as the head of state. It is a member of the United Nations.
Quick Facts
Location: Eastern
Language: Japanese
Capital: Tokyo
Government: Const.
Population: 127 million
Currency: Yen (JPY)
Time zone: GMT+9
Phone code: +81
Internet TLD: .jp

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Major Cities
Tokyo 8.2 million
Yokohama 3.5 million
Osaka 2.6 million
Nagoya 2.2 million
Sapporo 1.9 million
Kobe 1.5 million
Kyoto 1.5 million
Fukuoka 1.4 million
Kawasaki 1.3 million
Hiroshima 1.1 million
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Japan Travel & Tourist Guide
Japan is a land of surprises with mountains, sea coasts, historical sites, cultural attractions, festivals and the fine Japanese cuisine. Tokyo is one of the largest cities in the world that offers a wide range of things to see and do.

Japan Tourism
Japan in Wikitravel
Japan in Lonely Planet
Japan Transportation
The main airport in Japan is Tokyo, but there are other airports as well. Japan operates one of the most advanced rail systems in the world, including the Shinkansen network that connects all major cities with trains with a speed of 300 km/h or more. There is an extensive road and motorway network. There are toll roads where you must pay as you drive through toll booths. Vehicles drive on the left side of the road. There are regular ferry services between several islands.

Tokyo Narita International Airport
Kansai International Airport
Osaka International Airport
Centrair - Central Japan International Airport Nagoya
Japanese Airlines

Nihon Bus Association

Maporama - Road Map

Japan Railways Group
History of Japan
The history of Japan goes back to thousands of years. Japan had followed a strong policy of isolation for more than 250 years. It had open its ports for other nations only in 1854, when an era of development and industrialization began. Japan was defeated and suffered great losses in World War II, though recovered rapidly afterwards and became one of the world's major economic and industrial powers by today.

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Japan Weather
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Current weather in Tokyo: 16°C, Mostly Cloudy
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High: 15 °C (59 °F)
Low: 4 °C (40 °F)
11 April · 14:35 JST
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Current weather in Yokohama: 16°C, Mostly Cloudy
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High: 16 °C (61 °F)
Low: 6 °C (42 °F)
11 April · 14:35 JST
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Current weather in Osaka: 14°C, Mostly Cloudy
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High: 12 °C (54 °F)
Low: 5 °C (41 °F)
11 April · 13:59 JST
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