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Maps of Japan show the location of major cities and regions in Japan. Check out our interactive maps of Japan.

Hiroshima

Hiroshima

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Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe

Osaka/Kyoto/Kobe

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Sapporo

Sapporo

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Tokyo

Tokyo

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Country (long form) none
Capital Tokyo
Total Area 145,882.91 sq mi
377,835.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than California)
Population 126,771,662 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 101,228,471
Languages Japanese
Literacy 99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1970 est.)
Religions observe both Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)
Life Expectancy 77.62 male, 84.15 female (2001 est.)
Government Type constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Currency yen
GDP (per capita) $24,900 (2000 est.)
Industry among world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals; textiles, processed foods
Agriculture rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Arable Land 11%
Natural Resources negligible mineral resources, fish

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Japan

Japan, officially Nippon, a country off the east coast of Asia. It consists of four large islands—Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku—and more than 3,300 smaller ones, including the Ryukyu chain.

History of Japan

Japan's earliest past is obscured in legend. There is little authenticated history of Japan before the Christian Era.