Japan is a country made of islands surrounded by seas and 75% of the land are mountainous areas,
We experience the four seasons and are able to appreciate the beautiful natural surroundings.
It is a country rich in traditions like "Kabuki", "flower arrangement", "calligraphy" and world heritage, thus attract many foreign visitors. Japan is known as a major economic nation however, in recent years, Japanese pop culture like "Anime" (animation), "Manga (graphic novels)", games and movies are also attracting much attention.
Nature, history and technology harmonize in Japan. What is your interest in Japan?
Capital : Tokyo
Currency : Japanese Yen
National Sport : Sumo, Judo, Kendo, Karate
Main Industry : Industrials (Electricity, Electric
Devices, Semiconductor, Big Steel,
Auto Mobiles, Machinery, Science Technology)
Area : Approximately 378,000 km2
vertical Length approximately 2,500 km
Population : Approximately 130 million
Weather : Warm climate with distinctive four
There are many remnants of foreign cultures in
Kyushu as it had been the gate to overseas trading
in the olden days. The northern part is an industrial
area while the southern part is engaged in agriculture.
Fishery is also active in this region due to the ocean current. Okinawa is one of the sightseeing region where the seas are most beautiful.
The side on the Sea of Japan of Chugoku Region snows a lot in winter, whereas it rains heavily in summer in the side of the Pacific of Shikoku. The Setouchi Sea is warm throughout the year. There are many tiny islands and you can see clam sceneries from the bridge connecting Chugoku Region and Shikoku Region.
Kinki Region is the core of Western Japan and is as important as the Kanto Region. There are many cities which are very unique, starting with Kyoto and Nara where old traditions still leave, and cities like Osaka and Kobe where modern buildings shape the skyline.
Utilizing the vast land which is almost 22% of the nation's land, industry in Hokkaido is mainly agriculture and dairy farming. It is also blessed with bountiful seafood. Being the most northern area of Japan, the winters here are very cold and it is cool even in the summers. The Snow Festival in Sapporo is one of the biggest events that attract many visitors.
This region produces about 28% of rice, which is the staple food of most Japanese. Production of fruits like apples, cherries and peaches are also strong. There are many festivals unique to each prefecture, like the "Nebuta" of Aomori Pref, "Kanto" of Akita Pref, and "Hanagasa" of Yamagata Pref and many more.
Being the center of politics, economy and industries, this region has almost 32% of the whole population of Japan. The coast area is a busy port for factories production line and shipping, the central area is the core for business and culture, and the inland area is rich in agriculture. Each area shows its uniqueness.
The Chubu region sits in the middle of Japan. The side facing the Sea of Japan sees lots of snow and is active in rice growth. The side facing the Pacific is warm in climate and produces tangerines and Japanese tea. There is also the industrial area which expands from Nagoya city of Aichi Pref.