Japan

Japan is an integral part of East Asian sub-continents whose name translates to ‘sun-origin’ which is why it is also known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun.’ Being in the forefront of technology yet have beautiful ancient attractions, Japan is a fascinating country to live in or visit. The urbanized city of Tokyo showcases futuristic buildings, delicious food, and modern culture. This is a contrast to the traditional beauty of the rural areas that hosts shrines, temples and museums of relics.

 Location

Japan is an island nation which is located in East Asia, a group consisting of more than three thousand islands in Japan. The total area that Japan covers extends up to 377,835 square kilometers, thus, making it a much smaller state than California. Japan is surrounded by Pacific Ocean on the north and east while the Philippine Sea and the East China Sea are on the south. The major cities of Japan are Tokyo, its capital and Yokohama, its major port, both are located in the south eastern part of the country, on the main island of Honshu.

People

The population of Japan is considered as very old, as more than 17% of the population is of 65 years old with rising numbers. People are very calm and quiet and are very creative which can be felt in their traditional art.

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Events

The events and festivals express the rich tradition of Japan. This shows their innovation and recreational spirit. These festivals reflect the vibrant culture of Japan. Numerous cultural events are held in Japan. Nearly every shrine has its own local festivals named Masturi.

Weather

Due to the extension of the country to the North South, the climate varies strongly in different regions. The climate in the most major cities is temperate to sub tropic and there are mainly 4 seasons. The climates of north island of Hokkaido and Sea of Japan are colder that receives snowfall in large amount. On the other hand in Okinawa, the mean temperature of January is a warm 17 degree Celcius.

General 
LanguageAynu itak, Japanese, Ryukyuan
Time ZoneJST(UTC+9)
Dialing Code81
Electricity100V, 50Hz
Major CitiesTokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa
CurrencyYen
ClothingLight jackets, light sweaters and other similar kinds of tops.
Health Related 
Mortality Rate9.83 deaths/1000 population
Life ExpectancyM 82/ F 78
Patient: Physician Ratio500:1
Hospitals JCI accredited1
Recommended VaccinationsHepatitis A, Typhoid, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Diphtheria-tetanus, Measles, Varicella, Japanese encephalitis, Poliomyelitis, Yellow fever
Other InfectionsLeptospirosis, Hepatitis E, Lung fluke, Oriental liver fluke, Fish tapeworm, Giant intestinal fluke, Japanese spotted fever
Tourism Related 
Population127,360,000
Global Competitiveness5.37
Tourism Competitiveness4.9/7
GDP/Capita$41,366
Health and Hygiene6.3/7
Safety and Security4.8/7
Air Transport Infrastructure4.6/7
Tourism Infrastructure4.2/7
Cultural Infrastructure5.8
Visa Requirements37/133
Reliability of Police Services22/133
Physician Density51/133
Hospital Beds1/133
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure49/133
International Air Transport Network17/133
Quality of Roads19/133
Hotel Rooms17/133
Tourism Openness130/133
Attitude of Population Towards Foreign Visitors106/133

Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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