Region: Asia
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127,469,543
Area: 364,485 km²
Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)
Languages: Japanese

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. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Wikipedia

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