Japan

 

Country that has fascinated the world since Marco Polo arrived there in the thirteenth century and although time has passed, not its seduction. Their ancient culture, its ancestral traditions and festivals, their warm hospitality and their changing nature over the seasons, make this country more than attractive and amazing destination. Ancient shrines and temples, shopping malls and neon lights, modern museums and rice fields, traditional arts and high technology, the silence of its gardens and bustle of the streets, mingle with the possibility of living great experiences like staying in a ryokan, have a nude bathing in an onsen among strangers, or sit on a tatami in robe eating raw fish. Here, the greatest past merges with the most rabid and ultramodern future. Japan is the country where thousand images are concentrated in a small piece of land.

Official name

Japan

 

Political Regime

Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

 

Surface

377.972 km²

 

Population

127.418.000 people.

 

Capital

Tokyo

 

Ethnic Groups

The most dominant native ethnic group is the Yamato people; primary minority groups include the indigenous Ainu and Ryukyuan peoples, as well as social minority groups like the Burakumin.

 

Language

The official languages is Japanese.

 

Religion

Japan has full religious freedom. Upper estimates suggest that around 85% of the Japanese population subscribe to Buddhism or Shinto, including a large number of followers of both religions syncretism.

 

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