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Rice Field
Japanese Shrine
Osaka Castle
Cherry Blossoms

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Overview of Japan

Japan is full of many fascinating and interesting economic and cultural scenes throughout the country. Japan is the world’s tenth largest country with a population of about 127.3 million people despite having a total area of 145,920 square miles, which is only slightly bigger than Germany. Tokyo, Japan, the capital city, is the largest metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 32.5 million people. This is roughly 50% larger than Seoul, South Korea, which is the world’s second largest metropolitan area. Japanese culture is very widespread and adopted through all corners of the country with nearly 99% of the population being native and only speaking Japanese.

Japan is 1 of about 6,852 islands in an archipelago in a volcanic zone over the Pacific Ring of Fire. Over 97 percent of Japan’s main total land area is made up of four main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, Hokkaido, and Kyushu. Japan’s geography throughout the region is actually fairly flat, with most of the varying heights consisting of mountainous regions. Its gorgeous site-seeing is mainly due to these unique landscape features, allowing travelers to view far stretches of distance from various mountain ranges.

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Today, we will be focusing on some of Japan’s top tourist locations and attractions. Mount Fuji, Kyoto City, Osaka Castle, The Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park, and the Island Shrine of Itsukushima, are all some of Japan’s most notable and well-known attractions by the public eye. We will also be looking over information on Japan's culture, geology, language and history as a whole.