About Japan

Basic Info.

This Official Name: N/A 
Government Type: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy 
Capital: Tokyo 
Population:126443000(October 2018)
Total Area: 377 915 sq km 
GDP: $4.87 Trillion (2017) 

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The Japanese Language known as Nihongo is the national language of Japan. It has had great influence from China, using similar characters and more recently Japanese words have come to use English loanwords. 
Hello: Konnichiwa
Thank you very much: Arigato gozaimasu
You’re welcome: Douitashimashite Tasty: Oishii 
My name is xx: Watashi no namae wa xx



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Japan has many cultural events throughout the year. Some examples include the new years celebration called “Oshougatsu” that is celebrated by the gathering of family, “Hinamatsuri” and "Tango no sekku" which prays for the health and growth of the children. Traditions for these events differ from region to region but throughout the nation the traditions are respected whilst at the same time adapting to the changing society. More recently, Japanese subculture have become a trend both within Japan and worldwide. 


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Japan is an island country with 5 main divisions. Japanese history dates back more than 100, 000 years with multiple different periods or eras. In the 17th century, a foreign policy called restrictive policy which placed extensive restrictions on foreign trade and immigration was implemented by the ruling party. This impacted and shaped the future of Japan greatly. It was not until the arrival of Perry in the mid 1800’s that Japan would open up to trade with the western world once again. In the last century, Japan also participated in two world wars and during the Second World War, the drop of the atomic bomb on two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the end of the Pacific War. Since then, Japan has seen rapid economic growth and has become the third largest economy in the world. Internationally, Japan has also been involved in different organizations, and as a developed nation, the country has implemented projects and donated large amounts of financial aid to support the development of other nations.