Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south.

The characters that make up Japans name mean sun-origin, which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the Land of the Rising Sun. Japans capital and largest city is Tokyo.

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Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Yen
Religions: Buddhism
Languages: Japanese

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