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Japan

Japan Background Stats

National tree:

Cherry blossom

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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 AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Date 47,000 BP 2014
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. 2014
First human settlement > Place Lake Nojiri 2014
Full name Japan 2013
Independence day date April 28 1952
Land border length 0.0 2014 170th out of 200
National anthems Kimigayo ( His Majesty's Reign ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories China (M) North Korea (M) South Korea (M) Philippines (M) Russia (M) Northern Mariana Islands ( United States ) (M) Taiwan (M) 2014
Overview

Japan has the world's third-largest economy, having achieved remarkable growth in the second half of the 20th Century after the devastation of World War II.

Its role in the international community is considerable. It is a major aid donor and a source of global capital and credit.

More than three quarters of the population live in sprawling cities on the coastal fringes of Japan's four mountainous, heavily-wooded islands.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Japan Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Japan/Background

Japan Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3