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Japan, known as Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, is an island nation in . Its insular character has allowed it to develop a unique and very intricate culture, while its closeness to other ancient Far Eastern cultures, in particular , has left lasting influence.
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is the enormous and wealthy capital of , and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people.

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Ōsaka is the third largest city in , with a population of over 17 million people in its greater metropolitan area.

is a remote mountain valley deep in the heart of .

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Kyōto was the capital of for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as the nation's most beautiful city and its cultural capital.

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The Kantō region of , on the eastern side of the main island , is a broad plain dominated by and nearly synonymous with the megalopolis of and its suburbs.

Chūbu is the central region of 's island.

is the western region of the main island of , second only to region of Eastern Japan in population.

Chūgoku is the westernmost part of the main island .

Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four main islands of .

Tōhoku is the northeastern region of 's island.

is an oft-forgotten island in . The smallest of Japan's Big Four with around four million inhabitants, it lies to the south of .

Hokkaidō is the northernmost of 's four main islands.

Prefecture is one of the 47 prefectures of , an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands.

Japan

  • Location: ,
  • Population: 127,000,000
  • Latitude of center: 36.75° or 36° 45' north
  • Longitude of center: 139.6° or 139° 36' east
  • Elevation: 19 meters (62 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 377,835 km² (145,883 miles²)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Currency: Yen (JPY)
  • Phone code: 81
  • Internet domain: .jp
  • GeoNames ID: 1861060

Other Names for Japan

  • Abkhazian: Иапониа
  • Achinese: Jeupun
  • Akan: Gyapan
  • Albanian: Japoni
  • Albanian: Japonia
  • Amharic: ጃፓን
  • Arabic: اليابان
  • Aragonese: Chapón
  • Armenian: Ճապոնիա
  • Arpitan: J·apon
  • Assamese: জাপান
  • Asturian: Xapón
  • Aymara: Nihun
  • Azerbaijani: Yaponiya
  • Bambara: Zapɔn
  • Banjar: Japang
  • Bashkir: Япония
  • Basque: Japonia
  • Belarusian: Японія
  • Bengali: জাপান
  • Bihari : जापान
  • Bishnupriya: জাপান
  • Breton: Japon
  • Buginese: ᨍᨛᨄ
  • Bulgarian: Япония
  • Burmese: ဂျပန်
  • Burmese: ဂျပန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Japó
  • Cebuano: Hapon
  • Central Bikol: Hapon
  • Central Khmer: ជប៉ុន
  • Central Kurdish: ژاپۆن
  • Chamorro: Chapan
  • Chechen: Япони
  • Cherokee: ᏣᏩᏂᏏ
  • Chinese: 日本
  • Church Slavic: Ꙗпѡнїꙗ
  • Chuvash: Япони
  • Cornish: Nihon
  • Czech: Japonsko
  • Dhivehi: ޖަޕާނު
  • Dimli (individual language): Japonya
  • Dzongkha: ཇ་པཱན
  • Dzongkha: ཇཱ་པཱན།
  • Eastern Mari: Японий
  • Egyptian Arabic: اليابان
  • Erzya: Япония Мастор
  • Esperanto: Japanio
  • Esperanto: Japanujo
  • Estonian: Jaapan
  • Ewe: Dzapan nutome
  • Extremaduran: Japón
  • Finnish: Japani
  • French: Japon
  • Friulian: Gjapon
  • Fulah: Sapoo
  • Galician: Xapón - 日本
  • Galician: Xapón
  • Gan Chinese: 日本
  • Ganda: Japani
  • Georgian: იაპონია
  • German: Japan
  • Goan Konkani: जपान
  • Greek: Ιαπωνία
  • Guarani: Hapõ
  • Gujarati: જાપાન
  • Haitian: Japon
  • Hakka Chinese: Ngi̍t-pún
  • Hawaiian: Iāpana
  • Hebrew: יפן
  • Hindi: जापान
  • Hungarian: Japán
  • Ido: Japonia
  • Iloko: Hapon
  • Indonesian: Jepang
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Japon
  • Inuktitut: ᓃᑉᐊᓐ
  • Irish: An tSeapáin
  • Italian: Giappone
  • Japanese: 日本
  • Javanese: Jepang
  • Kabardian: Япон
  • Kabyle: Japun
  • Kalaallisut: Japani
  • Kalmyk: Ниxуудин Нутг
  • Kannada: ಜಪಾನ್
  • Karachay-Balkar: Япония
  • Kashubian: Japòńskô
  • Kazakh: Жапония
  • Kikuyu: Njabani
  • Kinyarwanda: Ubuyapani
  • Kirghiz: Жапония
  • Komi-Permyak: Ниппон
  • Komi: Япония
  • Korean: 일본
  • Kurdish: Japon
  • Kurdish: Japonya
  • Kurdish: ژاپۆن
  • Lao: ຍີ່ປຸ່ນ
  • Lao: ປະເທດຍີ່ປຸ່ນ
  • Latgalian: Japoneja
  • Latin: Iaponia
  • Latvian: Japāna
  • Lezghian: Япония
  • Ligurian: Giappon
  • Lingala: Zapɔ
  • Lingala: Zapɔ́
  • Literary Chinese: 日本
  • Lithuanian: Japonija
  • Livvi: Japounii
  • Lojban: pongue
  • Lombard: Giapun
  • Lower Sorbian: Japańska
  • Luba-Katanga: Japu
  • Macedonian: Јапонија
  • Malagasy: Japana
  • Malay (macrolanguage): Jepun
  • Malayalam: ജപ്പാൻ
  • Maltese: Ġappun
  • Manx: Yn Çhapaan
  • Maori: Nipono
  • Marathi: जपान
  • Mazanderani: جاپون
  • Min Dong Chinese: Nĭk-buōng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ji̍t-pún
  • Minangkabau: Japang
  • Mingrelian: იაპონია
  • Moksha: Японмастор
  • Mongolian: Япон
  • Nahuatl languages: Xapon
  • Narom: Japon
  • Nauru: Djapan
  • Navajo: Binaʼadaałtzózí Dinéʼiʼ Bikéyah
  • Nepali (macrolanguage): जापान
  • Newari: जापान
  • Northern Luri: جاپون
  • Northern Sami: Japána
  • Northern Sami: Jáhpan
  • Occitan (post 1500): Japon
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܝܦܢ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Iapan
  • Oriya (macrolanguage): ଜାପାନ
  • Oriya (macrolanguage): ଜାପାନ୍
  • Oromo: Jaappaan
  • Ossetian: Япон
  • Pali: जापान
  • Pampanga: Hapon
  • Panjabi: ਜਪਾਨ
  • Papiamento: Hapon
  • Pedi: Japane
  • Persian: ژاپن
  • Piemontese: Giapon
  • Polish: Japonia
  • Portuguese: Japão
  • Pushto: جاپان
  • Quechua: Nihun
  • Romanian: Japonia
  • Romanian: Жапония
  • Romansh: Giapun
  • Rundi: Ubuyapani
  • Russia Buriat: Япон Улас
  • Russian: Япония
  • Rusyn: Японія
  • Samoan: Iapani
  • Samogitian: Japuonėjė
  • Sango: Zapöon
  • Sanskrit: जपान्
  • Scottish Gaelic: An Iapan
  • Serbian: Јапан
  • Sichuan Yi: ꏝꀪ
  • Sicilian: Giappuni
  • Silesian: Japůńijo
  • Sindhi: جاپان
  • Sinhala: ජපානය
  • Slovak: Japonsko
  • Slovenian: Japonska
  • Somali: Jabaan
  • Somali: Jabbaan
  • South Azerbaijani: ژاپون
  • Southern Sotho: Japane
  • Spanish: Japón
  • Sundanese: Jepang
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Japani
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Ujapani
  • Swati: IJaphani
  • Tagalog: Hapon
  • Tahitian: Tāpōnē
  • Tajik: Жопун
  • Tamil: ஜப்பான்
  • Tatar: Япония
  • Telugu: జపాన్
  • Tetum: Japaun
  • Thai: ญี่ปุ่น
  • Thai: ประเทศญี่ปุ่น
  • Tibetan: ཉི་ཧོང་།
  • Tibetan: རི་པིན་
  • Tigrinya: ጃፓን
  • Tok Pisin: Siapan
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Siapani
  • Turkish: Japonya
  • Turkmen: Ýaponiýa
  • Twi: Yapan
  • Udmurt: Япония
  • Uighur: ياپونىيە
  • Ukrainian: Японія
  • Upper Sorbian: Japanska
  • Urdu: جاپان
  • Urdu: نیہون
  • Uzbek: Yaponiya
  • Uzbek: Япония
  • Venetian: Giapòn
  • Veps: Japonii
  • Vietnamese: Nhật Bản
  • Volapük: Yapän
  • Waray (Philippines): Hapon
  • Welsh: Siapan
  • Western Mari: Япони
  • Western Panjabi: جپان
  • Wolof: Sapoŋ
  • Wu Chinese: 日本
  • Xhosa: IJapani
  • Yakut: Дьоппуон
  • Yiddish: יאַפּאַן
  • Yiddish: יאפאן
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Japani
  • Yue Chinese: 日本
  • Zhuang: Nditbonj
  • Zulu: IJapani
  • Zulu: i-Japan
  • Nippon
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