The country Japan is original called „nippon“, which means “The Land of the Rising Sun”.
It is an island chain and lies on the Asian East Coast. The Capital city is Tokyo, which is the largest metropolitan area in the world with more than 30 million residents. The Country has the worlds tenth largest population, which is about 128 million people.
Japan comprises four main islands (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku) and has over three thousand islands – The biggest Mountain is the Fujisan, which is located on Honshu and 3800 metres high. 73 Percent of Japans landmass consists of mountains, so there is a lack of lowland. There are also 240 Volcanos, but only 40 of them are active till today.
Japan has a varied climate. In the North, on Hokkaido, there are cold Winters with many snow and the southern part is hot like the subtropics. At the summer you may reckon that there will be a lot of tsunamis and hurricanes, also the appearance of earthquakes are tipical for Japan.
The country is splitted into eight regions, which has a historical meaning. Now-a-days it is an important fact for the cultural and economic interests of Japan. Japan is a constitutional monarchy where the power of the Emperor is very limited. He acts only as a ceremonial figurehead and should represent the "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people".The current Emperor is Akhito.
the Prime Minister of Japan is the head of government and this position is currently served by Shinzo Abe.
To the History of Japan:
At the End of the Heian-Period, that was around 800 n. cr., the Minamoto-Family constituted the first Shogunat. After three hundred years, the Shogunat lost control of the country and so the “Time of the empires to the dispute” reached his beginning and the following hundred year-war was ended by the three significant rulers: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
All along the Edo-Period, Japan didn’t have any contact to the rest of the world and the...