Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia located in Pacific Ocean. In the past, Japan has seen greatest disaster of war in their homeland. Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 had created greatest effects in Japan. But Japan never hold still, since then they had shown the development of their country to the world by their hard workmanship. The development of the Japan has led them to one of the greatest and powerful country in the world. Though standing in Island, Japan has some of the beautiful facts in it.
Facts on Japan
The Japanese name for Japan is “Nihon” or “Nippon” which means “sun origin” or "the country where first sun shines".
Japan belongs to the continent of Asia. Japan is an island nation surrounded by the Sea of Japan to the East and the Pacific Ocean to the West.
Japan is made up of 6,852 islands.
The highest point in Japan in Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776m (12,388ft).
There are over 127 million people living in Japan (127,368,088) as of July 2012, which is the tenth largest population in the world.
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and also the largest city.
Before Tokyo, Kyoto was the capital city of Japan. Kyoto and Tokyo has same alphabets in them.
Japan sits along the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, so has many volcanoes and experiences many earthquakes. In 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hit Japan and created a tsunami which resulted in much devastation.
Almost three quarters of Japan's land is either forest or mountains and is difficult to be made into farms, industrial or residential areas.
Ancient warriors of Japan were known as Samurai. Their main weapon was the Katana, a sharp sword with a slight curve to it. Japanese always use two hands to hold the sword.
Katana, the sword used by Samurai is so strong that it can even cuts the bullets in two halves.
Japan is a world leader in robotics. Japanese engineers are known for producing a range of human-like robots such as ASIMO.
Some of the most well-known companies in the world are Japanese such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, Nintendo, Canon, Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp.
Japan is home to many different forms of martial arts. Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido to name a few.
Sumo wrestling is considered as the national game of Japan.
Here are some amazing pictures of Japan
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