Japan The four main islands of Japan are Hokkaido , Kyushu, Honshu and Shikoku . The population of Japan is over 127 million people. The characters that make up Japans name translate into ‘’sun-origin’’ that’s why Japan is referred to as the ‘’land of the rising sun’’.
Tokyo Tokyo is often used as a setting for Japanese movies and animes. There are many museums in Tokyo including Tokyo National Museum and Edo-Tokyo museum. The name Tokyo translates into ‘’eastern capital’’
The flag is officially called Nishokku but it’s more commonly known as Hinomaru .
the red circle in the centre of the flag represents the sun .
The Japanese flag is named Nisshoku which translates into ‘’sun mark flag
Japanese Street Fashion Fashion in Japan is known worldwide for setting the trends of cutting edge styles . Harajuku girls who are well known for their colourful, layered look .
Famous Japanese People Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata are famous for founding the animation film studio, studio ghibli. They have produced films such as My Neighbour Totoro , Spirited Away,Ponyo and Kiki’s Delivery Service .
Natural Disasters As we all know Japan has suffered from 3 major natural disasters in the past few weeks. These include an earthquake, tsunami and a nuclear explosion. Japan can have up to 5000 earthquakes a year. The word tsunami is Japanese for ‘’harbor wave ‘’.
Economy Japan’s economy is the third largest in the world after the United States and The peoples Republic of China. Japan’s main industries are motor vehicles,electronics and chemicals .
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