The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area.

Japan's population of 126 million is the world's tenth largest.

Approximately 9.1 million people live in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, which is the second largest city proper in the OECD.

Although Japan has officially renounced its right to declare war, it maintains a modern military with the world's eighth largest military budget, used for self-defense and peacekeeping roles.

  • The largest river in Japan is Shinano which is 370 km.
  • The largest export partner of Japan is China.
  • The largest import partner of Japan is China.
  • There are 325 seaports in Japan.

Special facts about Nobel Prize winners#

  • There are 23 Japan-born Nobel Prize winners, but there is no Japan-born Nobel Prize winner in economics.
  • Japan has 4 Nobel Prize Winners in 2008. (Counting winners if born in Japan)
  • Yoichiro Nambu is a Japan born Nobel Prize winner who got the Nobel Prize quite late, at the age of 87 years.
  • Of the 23 Japan born Nobel Prize winners 17 are still alive today.

Tourist Attraction#

National Facts of Japan#

  • The national fruit of Japan is Japanese persimmon.
  • The national bird of Japan is Green pheasant.
  • Chrysanthemum (Imperial), Cherry Blossom Sakura is the national flower of Japan.
  • The famous dance of Japan is Odori and Mai.
  • The famous dishes of Japan are Sushi, Japanese curry, Ramen.
Sushi, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan