Japan

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A is for Akihito

Akihito is Japan's emperor.
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B is for Buddhism

Buddhism is one of the two major religions in Japan.
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C is for Chrysanthemum

The Chrysanthemum is said to be one of Japan's national flowers.

D is for Donchō

Donchō was a Buddhist priest who bought paper-making to Japan.
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E is for Eel

The Japanese Eel, once a delicacy, is now an endangered animal.
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F is for Fiji

Mount. Fiji is a well known mountain and tourist attraction that's located in Japan.
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G is Green Pheasant

The Green Pheasant is said to be Japan's national bird. There are many candidates but this is one of the most popular.
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H is for Hakama

The Hakama is clothing men would wear for more formal occasions.
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I is for Island

Japan is a series of islands.
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J is for Jigokudani Monkey Park

The Jigokudani Monkey Park is a very popular tourist attraction in Japan.
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K is for Kimono

Kimonos is a traditional dress that was invented in Japan.
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L is for Land of the Rising Sun

Land of the Rising Sun is a highly popular nickname for Japan.
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M is for Martial Arts

There are many traditional types of fighting styles made in Japan that fall under the category of Martial Arts.
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N is New Years

The Japanese New Years is celebrated on January 1st, just like the American New Years.

O is for Osaka

Osaka is the third largest city in Japan. (the picture below is the city of Osaka)
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P is for Pocky

Pocky is a very popular treat made in Japan.
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Q is for Quake

The Kamaishi Quake is one of the most recent recorded earthquake in Japan. (It was recorded in 2012)
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R is for Rice

Rice is a commonly used ingredient for Japanese foods.
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S is for Sakura

The Sakura or Cherry Blossom is also said to be one of Japan's national flowers, like the Chrysanthemum.
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T is for Tokyo Tower

The Tokyo Tower is another popular tourist attraction in Japan and is the second tallest man made building in Japan. It is located in Tokyo, Japan's capital and most populated city.
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U is for Ume

The Ume is a Japanese plum, though rarely eaten raw.
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V is for Volleyball

Japan's women's National Volleyball Team medaled six times in the last 50 years in the Olympics.
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W is for Waraji

The Waraji were common sandals people in the past wore in Japan.
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X is for Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was one of the first Christian missionaries (a person who goes to different countries on missions to show people their own religion) to go to Japan.
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Y is for Yokohama

Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan. (The picture below is Yokohama at night)
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Z is for Zōri

The Zōri is another type of sandal that are similar to flip-flops.
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