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Japan

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and Japan is often called "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan's population of 126 million is the world's tenth largest. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and ... more on Wikipedia

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The Top Beers from Japan 471 votes List of the most well-known, widely produced and popular beers from Japan. List includes the top beers from Japan, along wit...
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The All-Time Weirdest Japanese Kids Shows 9.4k views Television is riddle with uncanny, colorful, and psychedelic kids' show. Among the wildest children's shows around the globe...
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