Japan is the name of an arctic island nation, totaling 379,954 km² lying along the eastern side of the Asian continent. The country is located in the east of Korea, Russia, and China and spread from the sea of Okhotsk in the north to East China in the south. Japan is the world's leading country in science and technology. Judged as an economic power, Japan is the third largest economy in the world by gross domestic product as well as third by purchasing power parity only after the United States and the People's Republic of China. Hoa and the 5th largest country in the world in defense investment; ranked 4th in the world in terms of exports and ranked 6th in the world in terms of imports. This country is a member of the United Nations, G8, G4, and APEC.
Japan is a temperate region with 4 distinct seasons. Japan has 4 large islands in order from North to South: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and thousands of small islands around. Much of the island in Japan has a lot of mountains and volcanoes, typical of Mount Fuji, the highest in Japan. Japan is the world's tenth largest country with an estimated 128 million people. The Tōkyō capital region, which includes Tokyo and a few surrounding provinces, is the largest urban area in the world with about 30 million people living.
Japan also has the famous "cherry blossoms", because the cherry blossoms (sakura) grow all over Japan from north to south, the petals "quickly and extensively blossoming" are loved by Japanese people. sensitive spirit, love the beauty, live and die fiercely of their people; "country chrysanthemum" (see: Chrysanthemums and swords, by Ruth Benedict, American ethnographer in 1946) because the 16-pointed daisy flower like the shining Sun is the royal symbol and is Japanese national emblem today; "the land of the Sun rises" because Japan is a country in the far east, their ancestors were the sun goddess Amaterasu.
Japanese language and customs include cultural elements of both the North and the South. From the perspective of using and syntactically, it is clear that the Japanese language belongs to the Altai language family of the northern Asian continent, but in the vocabulary, there are many words from the south. In customs and beliefs, we see rituals associated with the rice culture that originated in the south; and the myth of establishing a country by the god - the ancestor of the race - from heaven to the lower realm is originated in the north. Therefore, it is thought that the population here originated from both North and South to the Japanese archipelago from prehistoric times and through a process of mixing races that gradually created the Japanese nation.
Japan is a country with a landscape that is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, is considered one of the 10 most wonderful countries in the world (2010) and is also the only Asian representative to have on this list with four distinctly changing seasons: spring with cherry blossoms growing from south to north, summer greenery, autumn red (Momiji) maple leaves from north to south, snowy winter pure white. Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is the highest mountain in Japan, located in the middle of the plain, covered with snow in the top of the mountain, the inspiration of many writers and poets as well as artists, in there are photographers and artists all over the four directions.