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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Background stats

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  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT Japan United States
First human settlement > Date 47,000 BP 16,000 BP
First human settlement > Notes Genetic research indicates arrival of humans in Japan by 37,000 BP. Archeological remains at the Tategahana Paleolithic Site at Lake Nojiri have been dated as early as 47,000 BP. Stone, bone, and wood artifacts and animal and plant remains found in Washington County, Pennsylvania .
First human settlement > Place Lake Nojiri Meadowcroft Rockshelter
Full name Japan United States of America
Independence day date April 28 July 4
Land border length 0.0
Ranked 170th.
12,034 km
Ranked 6th.
National anthems Kimigayo ( His Majesty's Reign ) The Star-Spangled Banner
National tree Cherry blossom Oak
Neighboring countries and territories China (M) North Korea (M) South Korea (M) Philippines (M) Russia (M) Northern Mariana Islands ( United States ) (M) Taiwan (M) Bahamas (M) Canada Cuba (M) Kiribati (M) Mexico Russia (M)
Overview <p>Japan has the world&#039;s third-largest economy, having achieved remarkable growth in the second half of the 20th Century after the devastation of World War II.</p> <p>Its role in the international community is considerable. It is a major aid donor and a source of global capital and credit.</p> <p>More than three quarters of the population live in sprawling cities on the coastal fringes of Japan&#039;s four mountainous, heavily-wooded islands.</p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14918801">Full Article</a> <p>The USA is the world&#039;s foremost economic and military power, with global interests and an unmatched global reach. </p> <p>America&#039;s gross domestic product accounts for close to a quarter of the world total, and its military budget is reckoned to be almost as much as the rest of the world&#039;s defence spending put together.</p> <p>The country is also a major source of entertainment: American TV, Hollywood films, jazz, blues, rock and rap music are primary ingredients in global popular culture. </p><br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16761057">Full Article</a>

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