asia

japan

The capital of Japan

The capital of Japan is Tokyo


geography

the land size of japan is 377,954 square kilometres.


Climate

Most parts of japan have four main seasons.



The spring months are March, April and May.



Summer months are June, July and august. Autumn months are September, October, and November. Winter months are December, January, and February. August to October is peak typhoon season

People

The population of Japan is 125,677,802.


T he diet of japanese people mainly consists of rice and is usually eaten with fish and vegetables.



The main religion in Japan is Buddhism. Buddhism is commonly described as a way of life rather than a 'religion'.










history highlights

1868-1912 Japan becomes wealthy with the Emperor Meiji and this country won wars against Russia and China.

1910-Japan takes over the Korean peninsula and rules it for 35 years, until 1945

1923- More than 140,000 people are killed in the great Kanto earthquake , which is one of the biggest earthquakes in history.

1964- The first Summer Olymics to be held in Asia is hosted in Tokyo.


Economy

Japan mainly export goods such as cars, electronic devices and computers

education

In Japan it is compulsory to attend primary and middle school.



Natural resources

Japan is the largest importer of coal and natural gas and the second largest importer of oil.



Environmental issues

At 2:46pm on March 11 2011 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck 231 miles north east of Tokyo. As a result of this earthquake a 30ft tsunami hit the shore of japan and created devastating damage to homes and businesses.