Japan is an island nation located east of mainland China. Its neighbors are the Republic of Korea, China and Russia. Japan’s national flag is called “Hinomaru” and depicts the sun as a red circle against a white background. The national anthem of Japan, “Kimigayo”, is one of the shortest national anthems in the world with only 32 characters (Kanji). Japan has a total population of 127 million people with a size of 378 000 square kilometers. The Japanese currency is Yen and the Japanese language uses three writing systems: Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. The main religions are Shinto, Buddhism and Christianity. Japan has 47 prefectures with the capital being Tokyo. Japan has an emperor, who is the symbol of the state and the unity of the people. Japan’s main industries are automobiles, precision machinery, consumer electronics, computers and other electronic goods.

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