There are 196 countries in the world. Do you know how many of them? There are probably many countries you don’t know. I think most people have never been to another country or only a few countries.
How much do you know about Japan, one of the most famous countries? Where is Japan and what kind of country is it?
Where is Japan?
Japan faces the Pacific Ocean, an island nation on the eastern side of Asia on the Eurasian continent.
Since it is an island country, there are no countries connected by land, but Russia is in the north, South Korea, North Korea, China, etc. in the west, and Taiwan and the Philippines are in the south.
There are about 7,000 islands including remote islands.
It elongated from north to south, so the north is as cold as Russia and the south is as warm as Hawaii.
The Japanese flag has a red circle in the middle of a white flag.
This red circle represents the sun. It has long been called Japan, a country where the sun rises.
The red part of the Japanese flag said to symbolize the sun. Red and white considered to be the highlights of Japanese traditional colors. Red said to mean philanthropy and vitality, and white means sacred and chastity.
People in Japan
Japan has a population of 126.31 million and is the 110th largest population in the world. 90% of Japan’s population is pure Japanese.
GDP is the third highest in the world and one of the most developed countries in the world.
In Japan, the staple food is rice, and the side dishes are miso soup and side dishes.
Because the four sides of the country are facing the sea, seafood is popular. Japanese food highly valued in the world, and typical dishes include sushi and tempura.
Japanese cuisine is very exquisite because it carefully cooked overtime to bring out the original flavor of the ingredients.
There are many foreigners who come to Japan to eat this Japanese food.
Recently, foreign cultures have come in, and fast foods such as hamburgers and pizza also frequently eaten.
Japan has a history of nearly 2,000 years, and has been separated from overseas exchanges in almost the times, and has its own unique culture.
You can also experience that culture in intangible cultures and historical buildings.
In particular, Japanese culture values coordination with nature, and many buildings designed to be in harmony with nature.
Popular spots for foreigners and Japanese are castles and shrines.
From the United States and Europe, you can usually fly for about 10 to 13 hours.
If you are coming from the United States, the round-trip economy class can cost around 100,000 yen on average, while Europe can cost 80,000 to 200,000 yen on average.
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