Area:369,698 sq. km.
Population: 127.8 million (est.)
Japan is a country that is made up of many islands and it is in the continent of Asia. It consists of four main islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. It is situated around 200-700 km off the east coast of the Asian mainland across the Sea of Japan.
As the sun rises from the east, Japan is often called "The Land of The Rising Sun." The Japan flag represents a red sun on a white background, because the Japanese refers their country as "Nippon" or "Nihon" which in english, means "source of the sun".
The capital of Japan is Tokyo. In fact it is one of the largest cities in the world.
Tokyo is one of Japan's 47 prefectures; however, it is called a metropolis rather than a prefecture. The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages.
In the next few posts, I'll be talking more about Japan, it's culture, traditions and many many more.