Japan Facts

Overview of some Facts about Japan.

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Climate: Varies from tropical to temperate
  • Currency: yen (¥)
  • Emperor and Empress: Akihito and Michiko
  • Prime Minister: Naoto Kan
  • Education: Compulsory through junior high school
  • Government: Constitutional Democracy
  • National Anthem: Kimigayo (His Majesty's Reign)
  • National Flag: Hinomaru (Sun Disc)
  • Official Language: Japanese
  • Population: 127,445,000 (status: April, 2010)
  • Weights and Measure: Metric system
  • Total Area: 377,915 sq km (slightly smaller than California)
  • Average Internet Speed: 7.9 Mbps - #3 in the world
  • Writing Systems: Kanji, Hiragana, Katakana
  • National Sport: Sumo, though baseball is extremely popular


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