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Japan Overview

Posted by in on 6-7-13

Japan, known as Nihon or Nippon  in Japanese, is an island nation in East Asia.

Capital     Tokyo
Government     Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy
Currency     Yen (¥)
Area     total: 377,915 km²
water: 13,430 km²
land: 364,485 km²
Population     127,960,000 (2011 est.)
Language     Japanese (but no official language)
Religion     Shinto and Buddhism (often both), Christian (0.7%)
Electricity     100V/50 or 60Hz (American plug, commonly 2-prong without ground)
Country code     +81
Internet TLD     .jp
Time Zone     UTC+9
Emergencies     dial  110 for police

119 for fire
119 for medical

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