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Japan, also called “Kanji”, which in Japanese is “Land of the Rising Sun “. Japan is one of the most paradoxical country in the world, where ancient cultures live side by side with modern technology, western influences and Robots. Famed for its cleanliness, tech advancement and excessive work culture, Japan has made a mark of itself very distinctively in the world.
Japan geography consist of archipelago, with 6,852 islands.The largest among them are 4 islands called Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. These islands covers the 97 % of the total landmass of the country and often referred as “Home Islands”. As of 2018, Japans territory is 377,973.89 km2 (145,936.53 sq mi).It is the largest island country in East Asia. Japan has the sixth longest coastline in the world (29,751 km (18,486 mi).Most of the Japan population resides on the coastal areas as 74 % of its landmass is forested, mountainous and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial or residential use. Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The population of 127 million is the worlds tenth largest,among which majority is urban population, with 90.7% live in cities and rest in countryside.One of the most distinctive feature of Japan’s geography is it does not have a land borders. Neighbouring countries are Russia, Chain, North Korea and South Korea. It is sided by Pacific Ocean and Philippines Sea.
The geographic and economic development has vastly impacted the population and social structures of Japan. As with growth of industry and technology, majority of population moved towards urban areas. Japan has initiated modernisation before industrialisation period stated in Asia. Also, due to non existence of land borders,society is linguistically, ethnically and culturally homogeneous,composed of 98.5% ethnic Japanese. Also In 2003, there were about 134,700 non-Latin American Western, and 345,500 Latin American expatriates, 274,700 of whom were Brazilians. It is a very peculiar feature of Japan society. Most Japanese continue to see Japan as a monocultural society.
The Capital City of Japan is Tokyo, which is one the most populous city in the world,with population of 13.8 million people, and The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world with over 38 million people. Other Major cities of Japan are : -
There are around 20 major cities of Japan besides Tokyo.
There is absolute freedom of religion in Japan, with majority of them practise Shinto - a distinct form of Buddhism. However the numbers are provided with affiliation with temples, which is contradictory.Majority of people in Japan according to some reports, don’t practise any religion. Other studies have suggested that only 30 percent of the population identify themselves as belonging to a religion. Other religions which have presence are Buddhism, Christianity,Islam.Also Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism is in very minority.
Economically Japan is one of most advanced country in the World. It has achieved great technological advancement in 20th century. Japan is one of the early Asian country to start with Industrialisation during early 19th century.Japans industrial sector makes up approximately 27.5% of its GDP. Automobile industry is dominant by Japanese companies. Along with consumer durables, electronics, Japanese technology has achieved a very high position in terms of quality, and its products are among the best in the world.
Japan benefits from a highly skilled and educated workforce; it has among the worlds largest proportion of citizens holding a tertiary education degree. Life expectancy in Japan is around 83.5 years which is second highest in the world. Also Human Development Index and High Standard of Living is maintained. Japan is renowned for its historical and extensive cinema, influential music industry, anime, video gaming, rich cuisine and its major contributions to science and modern technology.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan. Located in Western part of country, it has been the capital of Japan since 1869.
Few important features of Tokyo are : -
From it’s past history till present, Tokyo has witnessed number of changes, and now is totally a different city. It is home of many important people and locations. The Imperial Palace of Japan is located in Urban area of Tokyo.Also of the Japanese Government and the National Diet. The geographical expanse of city is 2,186 Sq. kms. And population as of Sep. 2018 is 13,839,910. It is also a very attractive touristic city.
Tourism in Japan is of very different category. Even the cities of Japan as tourist as they cleanest and high safe. Japan has many tourists attractions which ranges from Ancient Buddhists temples,Urban Cities, Gardens, Wildlife, Museums and many more.Below are the few best tourists places to visit : -
Other Tourist places to Visit : -
A) Scenic Spots.
B) Theme Park - Japan has one the most biggest and best theme parks in the World
Japan offers tourism to every traveller, either natural, urban, history buff or party goer. It has every options in it tourism destinations.
1.Narita International Airport - Also known as Tokyo Narita Airport.
2. Chubu Centrair International Airport - Built upon Artificial Island.
3. Kansai International Airport - Third-busiest airport in Japan.
4) Osaka International Airport -
5) Tokyo International Airport / Haneda Airport.
Address: 2 Chome-6-５ Hanedakuko, Ōta, Tokyo 144-0041, Japan.
Medical tourism in Japan is now growing with being among the best healthcare facilities. It healthcare facility can be measured by the Life Expectancy of Japanese people, which is second highest in the world.
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