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Location: Asia
Tokyo ( 11.830.000 inhab.)
Main Cities:
Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Sendai, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagasaki, Kawasaki, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
372,824 km2
1 yen = 100 sen
Shinto, Buddhist, Christian
The Independence's Year:
1946 ( before constitution, after the post-war American occupation)
Japanese Alps ( Fuji 3776 m., Asahi2290 m.)
Shinano, Tone



It is the second world economic power after U.S.A. and the nation tallest development and more elevated comfort of the Asian continent.
It is constituted by 4 great islands (Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku) and from over 1.000 smaller islands, that overall form an arc in the ocean Pacific, that determines toward the continent the Sea of Japan.
The islands are predominantly mountainous, set in the zone of contact between the pacific plate and that Asian in a situation of elevated seismic risk.
Despite the earthquakes, the mountainous morphology and the insularity fragmented of the nation, Japan is one of the more densely populated territories of the planet, in fact in an a little greater country of Italy 130 million people (in Italy 57 million) almost live.
There are great cities, among which the conurbation of Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama where around 20 million inhabitants live; but also ample rural zones of mountain or very green piedmont.
It is the greatest world producer of motor vehicles and electronics, but traditional particular activities as the workmanship of the silk or the porcelains in the town of Seto are still alive. Japan is rich of historical sites and of complexes monumental Buddhists and Shintoists, as to Kyoto, Nara, Nikko and to the island of Miyajima. Despite exasperates modernization of the nation anywhere traditions, customs and ways of to typically make Japanese survive.


* Information and news of every kind (and photographic documentation) about Japan are to disposition of the partners of the Worldwide Geographic Academy: info@accademiageograficamondiale.com


August '07
Nel paese del Sol Levante
Viaggio in Giappone

July '08
Il Giappone (La nazione del mese)
June '08
L'Isola di Miyajima

Alpi giapponesi Fuji Hiroshima Il Buddha di Nara

Il tempio di Miyajima Kyoto Tokyo by night La valle dell'Hida

Lago Chuzenji Miyajima Nagasaki Nara

 Nei templi di Nara Nikko Ragazze a Tokyo Risaie al Fuji

 Takayama Tokyo Asakusa La pagoda di Miyajima Tokyo Ginza

Photographies to greater solution can be found to the page Central and Oriental Asia Gallery