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Geography and climate #1

Japan is a country of over three thousand islands extending along the Pacific coast of Asia. The main islands, running from north to south, are Hokkaidō, Honshū (the main island), Shikoku, and Kyūshū. The Ryukyu Islands, including Okinawa, are a chain of islands south of Kyushū. Together they are often known as the Japanese Archipelago.

About 70% to 80% of the country is forested, mountainous, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use. This is due to the generally steep elevations, climate and risk of landslides caused by earthquakes, soft ground and heavy rain. This has resulted in an extremely high population density in the habitable zones that are mainly located in coastal areas. Japan is the thirtieth most densely populated country in the world.

Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, at the juncture of three tectonic plates, gives Japan frequent low-intensity tremors and occasional volcanic activity. Destructive earthquakes, often resulting in tsunamis, occur several times each century. The most recent major quakes are the 2004 Chūetsu Earthquake and the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. Hot springs are numerous and have been developed as resorts.

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About Japan

Japan (help・nfo) (日本 Nihon or Nippon?, officially 日本国 Nihon-koku or Nippon-koku) is an island nation 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 Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan's capital and largest city is Tokyo.

Japan comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan痴 highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet.

A great power, Japan is the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and is a member of the United Nations, G8 and APEC.

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Japan travel information

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Funny Japanese Travel Sign
I found this hilarious Engrish piece today 窶ヲ it窶冱 from a hotel near an airport in Yokohama, Japan. As you can see, it窶冱 not so much the 窶忤e are landing on Haneda airport窶? bit as it is the two well-oiled, very comfortable with one ...
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OK well first off on the flight from reg town to minny randomly my friend from high school Aiden Mula who was on his way to Japan was on the same flight and also had a lengthy layover so we went for lunch and walked around the airport ...
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Welcome to Kyoto: Kiyomizudera Temple
Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan Kiyomizu Temple is one of the 21 finalist candidates in the campaign to choose ? Kiyomizu Temple??s main hall is famous for its great veranda, ...
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No doubts, our world is full of interesting places to visit and spend a honeymoon. Each of them has its own attraction, but Japan is a charming country and it will be seared into your memory.
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