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Japan is located in Eastern Asia, it is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.

Climate: Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north.

Population: 126,804,433 (July 2010 est.)

Currency: Japanese Yen

Exchange Rates: yen (JPY) per US dollar - 88.67 (2010), 93.57 (2009), 103.58 (2008)

Time Zone: JST (UTC+9)

Language: Japanese

Visitors Web site: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/

Other Information

  • Major economic power
  • Home to some of the largest and most technologically advanced producers and manufacturers
  • Highly developed infrastructure and world leader in information technology and scientific research