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)
Visitors Web site: https://www.japan.travel/en/
- 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