Things to Know about Japan (日本国)

Japan Flag Japan is located in East Asia. Japan is one of the island countries around the world and does not share any land borders with any country. Japan has land area of 377,915 km2. Japan is also part of Ring of Fire and has archipelago of 6,852 islands. Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Okinawa and Kyushu are five major islands of Japan and the capital city is Tokyo. Japan has population of 125.76 million and in the capital city Tokyo there is population of 13.35 million.

Japan in considered as 11th most populous country. As Japan has no land border but it has maritime borders with South Korea, North Korea, China, Taiwan, Russia, Northern Mariana Islands and Philippines.

Japan is also member of some numerous international organizations such as the OECD, United Nations (UN) and G7. Japan has one the best forces in the world it has ranked 4th. Economic growth of Japan is remarkable after the incident of World War II Japan is settled on 2nd largest economy in the world and 3rd in the nominal GDP by 2019. In Purchasing Power parity Japan has its name on fourth.

Japan is also considered as Global Leader for its automotive and electronic industries. Its ranking in Human Development Index is considered as “very high” and having the second largest life expectancy of 84 years.


In national economy rate Japan is on 3rd largest in the world. In the year of 2017 Japan’s labor was 65 million approximately and was having 5,430 dollars per capita as of export. In 2013 people below poverty line were only 16%. Main exports of Japan are motor vehicles, transport equipment, semiconductors, iron and steel products.

Main imports of Japan are equipment and machinery, beef, chemicals, fossil fuels and raw material. Japan is the owner of some the giants in the world such as Mitsubishi, Softbank, Sony, Nissan motors, Nippon telegraph, Honda motors, Toyota motors and Mizuho. .

Education System

Education system played major role in the recovery of Japan after World War II. The system in defined as 3 to 6 years old (Nursery), 6 to 12 (Elementary), 12 to 15 (Middle School), 15 to18 (High School). Public schools are completely free parents only has to pay school trips and meals for their kids. It’s so hard to qualify for colleges to get awarded a bachelor’s degree only 56% on the students pass the selection test in the first try and others who failed it have to study for one more year before attempting again