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Physical Map of Japan showing the four main islands, surrounding seas, relief, Mt. Fuji, major rivers, important cities, etc.
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Japan's Quick Facts

Land Area 364,485 km2
Water Area 13,430 km2
Total Area 377,915 km2
Population 126,702,133
Population Density 335.27 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $4.93 Trillion
GDP Per Capita $38,900
Currency Yen (JPY)
Largest Cities
  • Tokyo (37,393,129)
  • Kinki M.M.A. (Osaka) (19,165,340)
  • Chukyo M.M.A. (Nagoya) (9,552,132)
  • Kitakyushu-Fukuoka M.M.A. (5,528,632)
  • Shizuoka-Hamamatsu M.M.A. (2,922,320)
  • Sapporo (2,669,680)
  • Sendai (2,327,417)
  • Hiroshima (2,083,223)
  • Niigata (804,298)
  • Kumamoto (742,612)
Japan Flag:
Flag of Japan

The Japan flag was officially adopted on January 26, 1870.

The centered sun symbol (called Hinomaru) has been an important part of Japan's flag for thousands of years. The white field is symbolic of honesty and purity.

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Japan Coat of Arms:
Flag of Japan

The Imperial Seal of Japan, also known as the Chrysanthemum Seal, is a crest used by the members of the Japanese Imperial family.

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