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  • Lego

    There are around 1,500 earthquakes on average every year on the mainland of Japan.

  • Man with his dog on a bike
    Eating to Win

    A stew called Chankonabe is eaten by sumo wrestlers to bulk up. The Ryogoku district of Tokyo serve this nabe (Japanese word for stew) if you'd like some...

  • Belongings
    Word to Your Mum

    Japan has four different writing systems: Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji, but only one verbal.

  • Older Japanese lady in a crowd
    Black Gold

    Approximately 85% of Jamaica's annual coffee production is imported into Japan every year.

  • Monkeys

    Snow monkeys make, stockpile, and then throw snow-balls at each other.

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Japan
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Population: 127.2 million
  • Official Language: Japanese
  • Currency: Yen
  • Government Type: Parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: April to September
    Semester 2: October to March 

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