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WorldView - Asia

Japan

US Dept of State - Japan

"apan, a country of islands, extends along the eastern or Pacific coast of Asia. The four main islands, running from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu (or the mainland), Shikoku, and Kyushu. Okinawa Island is about 380 miles southwest of Kyushu." more...

Global Edge

"Japan's industrialized, free market economy is the second-largest in the world. Its economy is highly efficient and competitive in areas linked to international trade, but productivity is far lower in protected areas such as agriculture, distribution, and services." more...

CIA World Factbook

"In the years following World War II, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) helped Japan develop a technologically advanced economy. Today, measured on a purchasing power parity basis, Japan is the third-largest economy in the world after the US and China; measured by official exchange rates, however, Japan is the second largest economy in the world behind the US." more...

InfoPlease

"An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It is approximately the size of Montana. Japan's four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku." more...

International Monetary Fund

"The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 02, 2010. Listed below are items related to Japan." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Japan is a stable, highly developed parliamentary democracy with a modern economy. Tourist facilities are widely available. " more...