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About Japan

  • An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan.
  • It is approximately the size of Montana.
  • Japan's four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku
  • Its closest neighbors are Taiwan, North and South Korea, China and Russia.
  • It consists of four large islands and 6,852 (yes, 6,852!) total islands.
  • Japan’s cities are as exciting and enthralling as the food – Tokyo is simply vast, and utterly packed with people.
  • The beauty of Japan’s countryside matches the urban beauty of Tokyo or Osaka;