Japan Facts

Japan Facts

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, 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. See the fact file below for more information about Japan.

Capital
Tokyo

Population
126,771,662 (July 2001 est.)

Area
total: 377,835 sq km, slightly smaller than California

Type of Government
Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government

Money
yen (JPY)

Climate
varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north

Primary Language
Japanese

External resources

Aizu History Project
Ancient World Club
Astronomy in Japan
Autumnal Equinox Day: Japan
Battle of the Coral Sea
Best Japanese Volcanoes to Visit
Castles of Japan
Colleges and Universities: Japan
Daisetsuzan National Park
Death of the Father: Hirohito & Imperial Japan
Declaration of War on Japan
Declaration of War on Japan 1
Edo, Japan: A Virtual Tour
Embassy of Japan
Experience Japan
Flag of Japan
Folk Legends of Japan
Guide to Japan
Habu: Snake Native to Japan
Hirohito
Hirohito, Japan: Atomic Bombs
Iwo-Jima, Volcano Islands, Japan
Island of the Spirit
Japan 2001
Japan for 6 to 10 Year Old Children
Japan for Visitors
Japan High Rises
Japan Information Network
Japan Karate Association
Japan Lite: Kindergarten Graduation
Japan, My Japan
Japan National Tourism Organization
Japanese Calligraphy
Japanese Creation Myth

Japan’s Secret Garden
Kids’ Eyeview of Japan with Kristi Yamaguchi
Kids Web: Japan
Kushiro Swamp: Photos
Lonely Planet: Japan
Lost Tribes of Israel: Japan
Map of Japan
Museum Information: Japan
Natural Hazards: Earthquake Events
New Year’s Customs Worldwide
Ocean Planet: Underwater Flyby
Origami House
Origami House: An Architectural Piece of Wonder
Photo Tour of Japan

 Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
Japan National Tourism Organization
Kids Web:  Japan