Basic Information
Country: Japan
Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127,333,002
Currency: Japanese yen (•)
Emperor: Akihito
Prime Minister: Junichiro Koizumi
National Flower: Cherry Blossom (sakura)
National Bird: Pheasant (kiji)
National Sport: Sumo Wrestling

Japan consists of four main islands with many little islands surrounding them. Hokkaido is the northernmost island, followed by Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu, the southernmost island.

The population of Japan is ranked the 10th highest in the world, and itís capital, Tokyo, is the most populated city in the country with over 12 million people.

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