Japan

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 Japan, and also its main city, overflowing with culture, commerce, and most of all, people. Photo: 名無し野電車区, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Metropolis covers the city of , a bulk of the plain of and a chain of islands extending thousands of kilometers south. Photo: 名無し野電車区, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Kantō region of Japan, on the eastern side of the main island , is a broad plain dominated by and nearly synonymous with the megalopolis of and its suburbs. Photo: Francisco Anzola, CC BY 2.0.

Chūbu is the central region of Japan's island, located at the border between West Japan and East Japan. Photo: Σ64, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is the western region of the main Japanese island of , second only to region of Eastern Japan in population. Photo: Corpse Reviver, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Kyūshū is the southernmost of the four main islands of Japan. Photo: Nerotaso, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the northeastern region of Japan's island. Photo: Fisherman, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Chūgoku is the westernmost part of the main Japanese island . Photo: Gilad Rom, CC BY 2.0.

is the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. Photo: Jrballe, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an oft-forgotten island in Japan. The smallest of Japan's Big Four with around four million inhabitants, it lies to the south of . Photo: Yurinokuni, CC0.

Prefecture is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan, an island chain to the southwest of the Home Islands. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.

Japan

Latitude of center
36.75° or 36° 45' north
Longitude of center
139.6° or 139° 36' east
Population
127,000,000
Elevation
19 metres (62 feet)
Capital
Area
377,835 km² (145,883 miles²)
Currency
Yen (JPY)
Phone code
81
Internet domain
.jp
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424313451
Geo­Names ID
1861060
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Yapan
  • Abkhazian: Иапониа
  • Achinese: Jeupun
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Японие
  • Afar: Japan
  • Afar: Yaponiya
  • Afrikaans: Japan
  • Akan: Gyapan
  • Akan: Japan
  • Albanian: Japoni
  • Albanian: Japonia
  • Amharic: ጃፓን
  • Arabic: Hapon
  • Arabic: اليابان
  • Arabic: يابان
  • Arabic: 🇯🇵
  • Aragonese: Chapón
  • Aramaic: ܝܦܢ
  • Armenian: Ճապոնիա
  • Armenian: Ճափոն
  • Assamese: জাপান
  • Asturian; Bable: Xapón
  • Atayal: Gipun
  • Atayal: Japan
  • Atikamekw: Japan
  • Avaric: Nipona
  • Avaric: Япония
  • Awadhi: जापान
  • Aymara: Nihun
  • Azerbaijani: Yaponiya
  • Balinese: Jepang
  • Bambara: Japan
  • Bambara: Zapɔn
  • Banjar: Japang
  • Bashkir: Япония
  • Basque: Japonia
  • Bavarian: Japan
  • Belarusian: Японія
  • Bengali: জাপান
  • Bengali: নিপ্পন
  • Bengali: সূর্য উদয়ের দেশ
  • Bhojpuri: उगते सूरज का देश
  • Bhojpuri: जपान
  • Bhojpuri: जापान
  • Bhojpuri: निप्पन
  • Bihari : जापान
  • Bishnupriya: জাপান
  • Bislama: Japan
  • Bosnian: Japan
  • Brahui: Jápán
  • Breton: Japan
  • Breton: Japon
  • Buginese: ᨍᨛᨄ
  • Buginese: ᨓᨊᨘᨕ ᨍᨛᨄ
  • Bulgarian: Япония
  • Bulgarian: страната на изгряващото Слънце
  • Burmese: ဂျပန်
  • Burmese: ဂျပန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Estat del Japó
  • Catalan: Japó
  • Catalan: el Japó
  • Cebuano: Hapon
  • Central Bicolano: Hapon
  • Central Kurdish: JA
  • Central Kurdish: JAP
  • Central Kurdish: نیپۆن
  • Central Kurdish: ژاپۆن
  • Central Kurdish: یابان
  • Chamorro: Chapan
  • Chavacano: Japón
  • Chechen: Япон
  • Chechen: Япони
  • Cherokee: ᏣᏆᏂᏱ
  • Cherokee: ᏣᏩᏂᏏ
  • Cheyenne: Japan
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Japan
  • Chinese: Ji̍t-pún
  • Chinese: Rìběn
  • Chinese: 日本
  • Chinese: 日本国
  • Chinese: 日本國
  • Choctaw: Japan
  • Church Slavic: Ꙗпѡнїꙗ
  • Chuvash: Япони
  • Cornish: Japan
  • Cornish: Nihon
  • Corsican: Ghjappone
  • Corsican: Ghjapponu
  • Corsican: Giappone
  • Corsican: Giapponu
  • Cree: ᔭᐊᐸᐊᐣ
  • Creek: Japan
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: Yaponiya
  • Croatian: Japan
  • Croatian: Nippon
  • Croatian: Zemlja Izlazećeg Sunca
  • Czech: Japonsko
  • Danish: Japan
  • Dimli: Japonya
  • Dimli: Naponya
  • Dinka: Japan
  • Divehi: ޖަޕާނު
  • Dutch: JP
  • Dutch: JPN
  • Dutch: Japan
  • Dzongkha: ཇ་པཱན
  • Dzongkha: ཇཱ་པཱན།
  • Eastern Mari: Японий
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: اليابان
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Giapòṅ
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Iapan
  • English: JA
  • English: JAP
  • English: JP
  • English: JPN
  • English: Ja
  • English: Jap
  • English: Land of the Rising Sun
  • English: Nihon-koku
  • English: Nihon
  • English: Nippon-koku
  • English: Nippon
  • English: State of Japan
  • English: jp
  • Erzya: Япония
  • Erzya: Япония Мастор
  • Esperanto: JP
  • Esperanto: Japanio
  • Esperanto: Japanujo
  • Esperanto: Nipono
  • Estonian: Jaapan
  • Ewe: Dzapan nutome
  • Ewe: Japan
  • Extremaduran: Japón
  • Faroese: Japan
  • Fijian: Japani
  • Fijian Hindustani: Japan
  • Finnish: Japani
  • Franco-Provençal: J·apon
  • French: JP
  • French: Jap.
  • French: Japon
  • French: le Japon
  • French: pays du soleil levant
  • French: État du Japon
  • Frisian: Japan
  • Friulian: Gjapon
  • Fulah: Japan
  • Fulah: Sapoo
  • Gaelic (Scots): An Iapan
  • Gaelic (Scots): An t-Seapan
  • Gaelic (Scots): Iapan
  • Gagauz: Yaponiya
  • Gallegan: O Xapón
  • Gallegan: Xapón - 日本
  • Gallegan: Xapón
  • Gallegan: ژاپؤن
  • Gallegan: 日本
  • Gan Chinese: 日本
  • Ganda: Japan
  • Ganda: Japani
  • Georgian: იაპონია
  • German: Japan
  • German: Land der aufgehenden Sonne
  • German: Nihon
  • German: Nippon
  • Gheg Albanian: Japan
  • Gilaki: ژاپؤن
  • Goanese Konkani: Japan
  • Goanese Konkani: जपान
  • Goanese Konkani: ಜಪಾನ್
  • Gorontalo: Japangi
  • Gothic: 𐌾𐌰𐍀𐌰𐌽
  • Greek: Ιαπωνία
  • Greek: Χώρα του ανατέλλοντος ηλίου
  • Guarani: Hapõ
  • Guianese Creole French: Japon
  • Gujarati: જાપાન
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Japon
  • Hakka Chinese: Ngi̍t-pún
  • Hausa: Iāpana
  • Hausa: Japan
  • Hausa: Ngi̍t-pún
  • Hawaiian: Iāpana
  • Hebrew: יפן
  • Hindi: जापान
  • Hungarian: Japán
  • Icelandic: Japan
  • Ido: Japonia
  • Igbo: Japan
  • Iloko: Hapon
  • Inari Sami: Jaapaan
  • Indonesian: Jepang
  • Indonesian: Negara Jepang
  • Indonesian: Negeri Matahari Terbit
  • Indonesian: Tanah Matahari Terbit
  • Ingush: Япони
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Japon
  • Interlingue: Japan
  • Inuktitut: ᓃᑉᐊᓐ
  • Inupiaq: Japan
  • Irish: An tSeapáin
  • Irish: an tSeapáin
  • Italian: Giappone
  • Jamaican Creole English: Japan
  • Japanese: Nippon
  • Japanese: 大八州
  • Japanese: 扶桑
  • Japanese: 敷島
  • Japanese: 日出る国
  • Japanese: 日本
  • Japanese: 日本国
  • Japanese: 神州
  • Japanese: 秋津島
  • Javanese: Jepang
  • Kabardian: Япон
  • Kabiyé: Japɔŋ
  • Kabuverdianu: Japon
  • Kabyle: Japun
  • Kalaallisut: Japani
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Ниxуудин Нутг
  • Kannada: ಉದಯಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸೂರ್ಯನ ನಾಡು, ನಿಪ್ಪಾನ್,
  • Kannada: ಜಪಾನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Yaponiya
  • Karachay-Balkar: Япония
  • Kashmiri: جاپان
  • Kashmiri: جاپون
  • Kashmiri: जापान
  • Kashubian: Japòńskô
  • Kazakh: Жапония
  • Khmer: ជប៉ុន
  • Kikuyu: Japan
  • Kikuyu: Njabani
  • Kinyarwanda: Ubuyapani
  • Kirghiz: Жапония
  • Kirghiz: Япония
  • Komi-Permyak: Ниппон
  • Komi: Япония
  • Kongo: Japan
  • Korean: 일본
  • Korean: 일본국
  • Kuanyama: Japan
  • Kurdish: Japon
  • Kurdish: Japonya
  • Kurdish: ژاپۆن
  • Kölsch: Japan
  • Ladin: Iapan
  • Ladino: Djapon
  • Ladino: Japon
  • Lak: Japan
  • Lak: Япония
  • Lao: Hapon
  • Lao: ຍີ່ປຸ່ນ
  • Lao: ປະເທດຍີ່ປຸ່ນ
  • Latin: Iaponia
  • Latvian: Japāna
  • Letzeburgesch: Japan
  • Lezghian: Япония
  • Ligurian: Giappon
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Japan
  • Lingala: Zapɔ
  • Lingala: Zapɔ́
  • Lithuanian: Japonija
  • Livvi: Japounii
  • Lojban: pongu'e
  • Lojban: pongue
  • Lombard: Giapun
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Japan
  • Luba-Katanga: Japu
  • Macedo Romanian: Japonia
  • Macedonian: Јапонија
  • Madurese: Jeppang
  • Maithili: जापान
  • Malagasy: Japana
  • Malagasy: Japàna
  • Malay (generic): Jepun
  • Malay (generic): Negara Matahari Terbit
  • Malay (generic): جڤون
  • Malayalam: ജപ്പാൻ
  • Maltese: il-Ġappun
  • Maltese: Ġappun
  • Manipuri: ꯖꯄꯥꯟ
  • Manx: Yn Çhapaan
  • Maori: Hapani
  • Maori: Nipono
  • Marathi: जपान
  • Marshall: Japan
  • Mazanderani: جاپون
  • Min Dong Chinese: Nĭk-buōng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Ji̍t-pún
  • Minangkabau: Japang
  • Mingrelian: იაპონია
  • Mirandese: Japon
  • Moksha: Японмастор
  • Moksha: Япунмастор
  • Moldavian: Жапония
  • Mon: ဂျပန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Mongolian: Япон
  • Mongolian: ဂျပန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Mongolian: ꯖꯄꯥꯟ
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: الجاپون
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: چاپون
  • Narom: Japon
  • Nauru: Djapan
  • Navajo: Binaʼadaałtzózí Dinéʼiʼ Bikéyah
  • Navajo: Binááʼádaałtsʼózí Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Ndebele, North: Japan
  • Ndonga: Japan
  • Neapolitan: Giappone
  • Nepali: जापान
  • Newari: जापान
  • Nias: Nifo
  • Northern Frisian: Jaapan
  • Northern Frisian: Japan
  • Northern Luri: جاپون
  • Northern Luri: چاپن
  • Northern Sami: Japána
  • Northern Sami: Jáhpan
  • Norwegian: Japan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Japan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nihon
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Nippon
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Japan
  • Novial: Japan
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Japon
  • Oriya: ଜାପାନ
  • Oriya: ଜାପାନ୍
  • Oromo: Jaappaan
  • Oromo: Japan
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Япон
  • Pali: जापान
  • Pampanga: Hapon
  • Pangasinan: Hapon
  • Panjabi: ਜਪਾਨ
  • Papiamento: Hapon
  • Pennsylvania German: Japan
  • Persian: ژاپن
  • Pfaelzisch: Japan
  • Picard: Japon
  • Piemontese: Giapon
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Japan
  • Polish: Japonia
  • Polish: Kraj Kwitnącej Wiśni
  • Polish: Kraj Wschodzącego Słońca
  • Polish: Nihon
  • Polish: Nippon
  • Pontic: Ιαπωνία
  • Portuguese: Estado do Japão
  • Portuguese: JA
  • Portuguese: JAP
  • Portuguese: JP
  • Portuguese: JPN
  • Portuguese: Japão
  • Portuguese: Nihon
  • Portuguese: Nihon-koku
  • Portuguese: Nippon
  • Portuguese: Nippon-koku
  • Portuguese: Terra do Sol Nascente
  • Portuguese: jp
  • Portuguese: 🇯🇵
  • Portuguese: 🗾
  • Pushto: جاپان
  • Quechua: Japón
  • Quechua: Nihun
  • Raeto-Romance: Giapun
  • Romanian: Japonia
  • Romanian: Țara Crizantemei
  • Romanian: Țara Soarelui Răsare
  • Romanian: Țara crizantemei
  • Romanian: Țara soarelui răsare
  • Romanian: Жапония
  • Rundi: Ubuyapani
  • Rundi: Yapon
  • Russia Buriat: Япон Улас
  • Russian: Ниппон
  • Russian: Страна восходящего солнца
  • Russian: Япония
  • Rusyn: Японія
  • Samoan: Iapani
  • Sango: Zapöo
  • Sango: Zapöon
  • Sanskrit: जपान्
  • Sanskrit: जापन:
  • Sanskrit: जापान
  • Santali: ᱡᱟᱯᱟᱱ
  • Sardinian: Giappone
  • Saterfriesisch: Japan
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Japan
  • Scots: Japan
  • Seraiki: جاپان
  • Serbian: JA
  • Serbian: JAP
  • Serbian: JP
  • Serbian: JPN
  • Serbian: Japan
  • Serbian: jp
  • Serbian: ЈАП
  • Serbian: Јапан
  • Serbian: Држава Јапан
  • Serbian: Земља излазећег Сунца
  • Serbian: Нипон-коку
  • Serbian: Нипон
  • Serbian: Нихон-коку
  • Serbian: Нихон
  • Serbian: 🇯🇵
  • Serbian: 🗾
  • Serbo-Croatian: Japan
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵျႃႇပၢၼ်ႇ
  • Shona: Japan
  • Sicilian: Giappuni
  • Sindhi: جاپان
  • Sinhalese: ජපානය
  • Skolt Sami: Japaan
  • Slovak: Japonsko
  • Slovenian: Japonska
  • Somali: Jabaan
  • Somali: Jabbaan
  • Sorbian, Lower: Japańska
  • Sorbian, Upper: Japanska
  • Sotho, Northern: Japane
  • Sotho, Southern: Japane
  • South Azerbaijani: ژاپون
  • Southern Altai: Јопон
  • Southern Altai: Япония
  • Spanish: Estado de Japón
  • Spanish: Japón
  • Sranan: Japan
  • Sundanese: Jepang
  • Swahili (generic): Japani
  • Swahili (generic): Ujapani
  • Swati: IJaphani
  • Swedish: Japan
  • Swedish: Japanska imperiet
  • Swedish: Japanska kejsardömet
  • Swedish: Kejsardömet Japan
  • Swedish: Nihon
  • Swedish: Nippon
  • Swedish: Soluppgångens land
  • Swedish: Staten Japan
  • Tagalog: Estado ng Hapon
  • Tagalog: Hapon
  • Tagalog: bansang unang sinisikatan ng araw
  • Tahitian: Tāpōnē
  • Tajik: Жопун
  • Tajik: Япония
  • Tajik: Ҷопон
  • Tamil: சப்பான்
  • Tamil: ஜப்பான்
  • Tamil: யப்பான்
  • Taroko: Japan
  • Tatar: Yaponiä
  • Tatar: Япония
  • Tatar: Япун иле
  • Tatar: Япуния
  • Tatar: Япуниә
  • Tatar: Япунстан
  • Telugu: జపాన్
  • Tetum: Japaun
  • Thai: Japan
  • Thai: ญี่ปุ่น
  • Thai: ประเทศญี่ปุ่น
  • Tibetan: ཉི་ཧོང་
  • Tibetan: ཉི་ཧོང་།
  • Tibetan: རི་པིན།
  • Tigrinya: Japan
  • Tigrinya: ጃፓን
  • Tok Pisin: Siapan
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Siapani
  • Tosk Albanian: Japan
  • Tsonga: Japan
  • Tsonga: Japani
  • Tswana: Japan
  • Tulu: ಜಪಾನ್
  • Tumbuka: Japan
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: اليابان
  • Turkish: Doğan Güneşin Ülkesi
  • Turkish: Japonya
  • Turkish: Japonya Devleti
  • Turkmen: Ýaponiýa
  • Tuvinian: Япония
  • Twi: Yapan
  • Udmurt: Япония
  • Uighur: ياپونىيە
  • Ukrainian: Японія
  • Urdu: جاپان
  • Urdu: نیہون
  • Uzbek: Yaponiya
  • Uzbek: Япония
  • Venda: Japan
  • Venetian: Giapòn
  • Venetian: Japon
  • Veps: Japonii
  • Vietnamese: Nhật
  • Vietnamese: Nhật Bản
  • Vietnamese: Nhật Bổn
  • Vlaams: Japan
  • Vlax Romani: Japan
  • Volapük: Yapän
  • Walloon: Djapon
  • Waray (Philippines): Hapon
  • Welsh: Japan
  • Welsh: Siapan
  • Western Balochi: جاپان
  • Western Mari: Япони
  • Western Panjabi: جاپان
  • Western Panjabi: جپان
  • Wolof: Sapoŋ
  • Wolof: Sàppoŋ
  • Wu Chinese: 日本
  • Xhosa: IJapani
  • Yakut: Дьоппуон
  • Yi, Sichuan: ꏝꀪ
  • Yiddish: יאַפּאַן
  • Yiddish: יאפאן
  • Yoruba: Japan
  • Yoruba: Japani
  • Yue Chinese: 扶桑
  • Yue Chinese: 扶桑國
  • Yue Chinese: 日本
  • Yue Chinese: 日本國
  • Yue Chinese: 東洋
  • Yue Chinese: 東瀛
  • Zeeuws: Japan
  • Zhuang: Nditbonj
  • Zulu: IJapani
  • Zulu: IJaphani
  • Zulu: i-Japan
  • Japoneja
  • Japuonėjė
  • Japůńijo
  • Nion
  • Nippan
  • Sapɔŋ
  • Xapon
  • Zipun
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