Japan Japan is an island nation in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.
The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands.
The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.
Due to its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is substantially prone to earthquakes and tsunami, having the highest natural disaster risk in the developed world.
Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people.
Honshu's Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Japan's Notable Births
1982 September 09
Search with google:Ai OtsukaAi Otsuka , singer, idol (born at Osaka,Japan) Virgo
1911 March 14
Search with google:Akira YoshizawaAkira Yoshizawa , Artista, maestro dell'origami (born at Japan) (dead 2005 March 14) Pisces
Search with google:Emperor Hirohito of JapanEmperor Hirohito of Japan , PROF (born at Japan) (dead 1989 January 07)
1960 February 23
Search with google:NaruhitoNaruhito , Principe del Japan (born at Japan) Pisces
1950 January 03
Search with google:Victoria PrincipalVictoria Principal , actress (born at Fukuoka, Japan) Capricorn
1933 February 18
Search with google:Yoko OnoYoko Ono , Artista,musician Japanse (born at Tokyo,Japan) Aquarius
Japan's Notable Deaths

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