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Japan

Currency code: 
Currency name: 
Japanese yen
Country name: 
Japan
Capital: 
Tokyo
Country code: 
Independence: 
May 3, 1947
Independent from: 
3 May 1947 current constitution adopted as amendment to Meiji Constitution; notable earlier dates: 660 B.C. traditional date of the founding of the nation by Emperor JIMMU; 29 November 1890 Meiji Constitution provides for constitutional monarchy
Total area: 
377,915
Total area note: 
377,915note: includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
Land area: 
364,485
Water area: 
13,430
Population: 
127,253,075
Population note: 
127,253,075 (July 2013 est.)
Official language: 
Japanese
All languages: 
Japanese
Time zone: 
JST (UTC+9) - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+9)
Drive on: 
Left
Calling code: 
+81
Domain: 
.jp