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“Japan keeps showing up for World Cups. Until they do some real damage, I'm not likely to consider them much higher than this. They have the potential to be in that Korea/Greece/USA
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“Japan is a very unique country and has its own unique culture to go along with it. I was fascinated by Japan since my first visit to Tokyo many years ago.Japan is the most
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“Japanese film runs the gamut. They produce a lot of the freaky horror stuff, which I generally like. They also produce pink films (a term I learned here at lunch from Woopak), for
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“Being in Japan is a great incentive to indulge in its culture & traditions. With its magnificent civilization and history, Japan is a complex country. Authenticity is the keyword
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“Japan is a beautiful country which manages to keep the old tradition & modern day technology all intact within itself. It is a country that's not only exotic, cultured but also
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“Japan is where I'd love to be in. Be it to live, to shop or to go for a holiday. It's #1 for me as a country because many things in Japan appeals to me (not so sure about Japanese
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Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, People's Republic of 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 which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku, together accounting for 97% of Japan's land area. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan’s highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital city ofTokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Archaeological research indicates that people were living on the islands of Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan begins with brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D. Influence from the outside world followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history. Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitaryconstitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet.

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