Area: 377,765 sq km or 145,855 sq mi
Religion: Shintoism, Buddhism
Major Cities: Tokyo, Yokohama,Osaka, Sapporo
Climate: Humid & wet
National Holiday: Birthday of Emperor Akihito, December 23
Industries: one of the world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods.
Natural resources: negligible mineral resources, fish.