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The Japanese word for Japan, Nihon (Nippon), means source of the sun Japan has more than 3000 islands, the largest one is Honshu It is considered to be the oldest surviving monarchy of the world The highest mountain in Japan is Mt. Fuji, which is also an active volcano

  Japan Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 35º 30' N, 139º 00' E
Area 378000 km2
Capital Tokyo
Time Zone UTC+9
Official Name Japan
Currency Yen (JPY)
Government Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy
Legislature Bicameral
Population 127288416
Independence Date 660 BC
International Dialing Code 81
ISO Code alpha-3 JP
ISO Code alpha-2 JPN
GDP per Capita (PPP) $35,300.00
Climate Type Humid Subtropical, Subarctic and Temperate
Major Language(s) Japanese (official)
Major Ethnic Groups Chinese, Korean, Japanese
Major Religious Groups Buddhist and Shinto
Administrative Divisions 47 Prefectures
Neighbouring Countries N.A. (Island)
Major Industries Automobiles, Steel, Texttile, Electronics, Food processing, Chemical
Natural Resources Minerals (few), Fish