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(Nippon). State of East Asia (372,824 km²). Capital: Tōkyō. Administrative division: prefectures (ken) (47). Population: 127.931.339 residents (2008 estimate). Language: Japanese. Religion: Shintoists and Buddhists 90.8%, Christians 1.2%, others 8%. Monetary unit: yen (100 sen). Human Development Index: 0.956 (8th place). Borders: East China Sea (SW), Sea of ​​Japan (W), Pacific Ocean (E). Member of: APEC, EBRD, OCDE, UN, Council of Europe and WTO observer. According to COUNTRYAAH, Japan is a nation in Eastern Asia, the capital city of which is Tokyo. The latest population of Japan is 126,476,472. ACEINLAND: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Japan, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Due to its remarkable latitudinal development and the variety of influences, Japan has a very varied climate from one side to the other, despite its maritime nature. Seasonal changes in the climate are also sensitive and a tropical or subtropical summer that invests almost the entire islands results in a cold and rainy winter that is felt even in the southeastern part, the most tropical of the archipelago. The mechanism of the influences is rather complex, being connected to the movements of the following air masses: the polar sea air masses (known as the Sea of ​​Okhotsk), the Siberian continental air masses and, on the opposite side, the masses of tropical maritime air (masses of Bonin), the equatorial masses and the continental tropical masses (of the Yangtze Kiang). Winter is mostly subject, throughout the northern section, to air masses of Siberian origin, which bring cold NW winds. Above the Sea of ​​Japan these winds absorb a lot of moisture which they discharge on the western hills of Honshū, where there is significant winter precipitation, often snowy. The influence of the Siberian anticyclone is followed, in late spring, by the establishment of the polar sea anticyclone, that is, the air masses of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, humid and cold; colliding with the air masses of Bonin, tropical maritime, they form a depression front, called Bai u, responsible for the abundant summer rainfall that is discharged mainly on southwestern Japan. In general, the Japanese summer is humid and cloudy, although not necessarily very rainy everywhere; the season ends in September with the arrival of typhoons, which go up the coasts of East Asia, determined by the collision of humid equatorial air with cold continental air. They bring abundant rainfall along the southern coasts of the archipelago and are often violent and ruinous. Autumn and spring are configured as the calmest and sweetest seasons of the Japanese climate, whose contrasts are indicated by the summer and winter temperatures of some places. In the coldest month (January) the lowest temperatures are recorded in Hokkaidō (in Sapporo -4 ºC); in Tōkyō, which is however close to the sea, they are 4-5 ºC. In Kagoshima, that is in southwestern Japan, in the middle of the tropical area, they are 6 ºC, a very low value in relation to latitude. Summer records everywhere high values: in the hottest month (August) there are 26-27 ºC in Kagoshima, 25-26 ºC in Tōkyō and 20-21 ºC in Sapporo. Also with regard to rainfall (over 1200 mm per year in most of Japan) there are notable contrasts. The wettest areas are the internal side of Honshū, where there is over 2000 mm of precipitation per year (largely snowy) and the external slope of Kyūshū and Shikoku, where over 2000 mm of annual rainfall is also recorded. Precipitation decreases northward along the Pacific coast. Thus in Tōkyō there is an average of 1500 mm per year, which are still lower in Hokkaidō (in Sapporo even less than 1000 mm). In the climatic context of Japan, the marine currents that lap the archipelago have a not insignificant influence: the warm one Curoscivo, which has a humidifying and moderately tempering action in the southern coastal areas, and the cold Ogascivo, which exerts an influence especially in Hokkaidō. When the currents meet, the conditions suitable for the reproduction of plankton are formed, which explains the exceptional abundance of fish in certain stretches of the Japanese sea.

Niseko, Japan

The ski resort of Niseko is a special place, because here about 15 m of snow falls per season – more than anywhere else in Japan ! So from a distance, small buildings look like mushrooms with huge snow-white hats. Fascinating mountain landscapes and magical snowfalls contributed to the fact that the small 5,000-strong village… Read More »

Okinawa, Japan

Okinawa Prefecture (also known as the Ryukyu Archipelago) consists of 160 islands (40 of which are uninhabited) stretching 400 km from north to south and 1,000 km from east to west. Okinawa has a distinctive and unique culture, history and philosophy of life. The capital is the city of Naha (Okinawa Island). Major cities: Okinawa,… Read More »

Honshu, Japan

The birthplace of exquisite ceramic products, the land of quiet mountain villages and busy metropolises, Western Honshu is notorious around the world in connection with the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. But time heals the wounds of the past, and the current island of Honshu has a lot to offer the tourist. For example, Okayama and… Read More »

Japan Road Network

According to wholevehicles, Japan has an extensive road network of 1,152,207 kilometers of which 863,003 kilometers are paved (1997). There will be more than 12,000 kilometers of highway by early 2022, putting Japan in the top 10 countries with longest highway networks in the world. The islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu are connected by… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Kumamoto, Japan

The climate of Kumamoto According to shopareview, Kumamoto is a large city of about 1.5 million inhabitants on the island of Kyushu. The main attraction is Kumamoto Castle. This extremely well-defensible castle can still be seen in partly original condition. Some parts were broken down after a 53-day siege. From this siege also stems the… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Kanazawa, Japan

The climate of Kanazawa According to citypopulationreview, Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture and is located on Honshu Island. Due to its location on the Sea of ​​Japan, this city has always had a trading function. Because the city was not bombed in the Second World War, many of the old buildings from the… Read More »

Japan Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public Holidays Introduction Japanese culture is unique and the result of centuries of development. Among its main characteristics are respect for age and status (which can be given by social position, educational attainment and marital status), long-term relationship building, modesty and limited expressiveness. It is therefore advisable to… Read More »

Japan Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Japan is a constitutional monarchy headed by an emperor and with the oldest parliamentary system in East Asia. The history of the Japanese Legislative… Read More »

Japan Travel Facts

Japan is a country in the Pacific consisting of 4 main islands and around 6800 smaller islands. The Land of the Rising Sun borders South Korea, North Korea, China and Russia. Exciting culture, great temples and the traditional cherry blossom are just 3 of many reasons to travel to this great country. Capital City Tokyo… Read More »

History of Japan

According to historyaah, the Japanese islands have been inhabited for at least 30,000 years. On the basis of archaeological excavations, the prehistoric phase of the country’s development is usually divided into four periods: the Paleolithic pre-ceramic (up to about 10,000 BC); the Jōmon period, characterized by the advent of pottery (about 10,000 BC – about… Read More »

Japan Economy: Secondary Sectors

Industry Configuration As a country starting with letter J listed on COUNTRYAAH, Japan suffered a prolonged industrial crisis during the 1990s, however, after drastic restructuring and rearrangements, it seems that the main industries are on the road to recovery and definitive reactivation in 2005. The internationally known Japanese companies are mainly those that are part… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Japan

IELTS Testing Centres in Japan In total, there are 27 test locations in Japan that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Japan

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Japan, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Japan offer both GRE… Read More »

High School CEEB Codes in Japan

There are 65 high school codes in Japan today, according to the ACT. The full list is shown below by city, with name of each high school and the city where the school is located (based on the ACT official site). You can search a school code by pressing “Ctrl” + “F” and then type school… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Japan

According to the College Board, there are 24 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Japan. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

ACT Test Centers and Dates in Japan

Your search found 7 matches. The following is the full list of ACT testing locations in Japan among which you can pick one to take the exam. Please know that on the test day, test takers can use any 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator. On the table below, you can also find all test dates through… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Japan

GMAT Testing Locations We have found 4 GMAT test centres in Japan, located in Hakataku, Kita-ku, Nak-ku, and Uchisaiwai-cho. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. #1. TACT Fukuoka Training Center 812-0016 Fukuoka Fukuoka-shi 3F Kei Ai Bldg, 1-9-8 Hakataeki Minami Hakataku Japan Phone: 092-477-8244 Test Center Information Take… Read More »

MCAT Test Centers in Japan

According to AAMC (the MCAT test maker), there are 2 MCAT test centers in Japan. Most testing centers are located inside a college or university. You can select a testing location that is nearest to you. Please note that you are able to choose a test center when registering for the MCAT. OSAKA,JAPAN #1 NAKATSU… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Japan

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »