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: https://www.japan.travel/en/

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