Japan Facts for Kids

A Picture of the Japanese Flag
  • Country Name: Japan
  • Continent: Asia
  • Capital City: Tokyo
  • Primary Language: Japanese (Nihongo)
  • Population: 126.8 million (2017)
  • Currency: Yen – ¥ (JPY)
  • GDP: $4.9 trillion (2018)

18 Japan Facts for Kids

  1. Japan is a country on the Asian continent.
  2. The primary language spoke in Japan is Japanese, which has several different dialects.
  3. A native or resident of Japan is called Japanese (Nihongo).
  4. The capital of city of Japan is Tokyo.
  5. In 2017, the population of Japan was estimated to be 126.8 million.
  6. The national currency in Japan is the Yen (JPY).
  7. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP for Japan was $4.9 trillion.
  8. Japan covers 145,936 square miles.
  9. Japan is made up of over 6,800 islands.
  10. The highest point in Japan is Mount Fuji, towering over 12.300 feet.
  11. The largest city in Japan is Tokyo.
  12. The government in Japan is a Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  13. The country calling code for Japan is +81.
  14. In Japan, cars are driven on the left side.
  15. Natives and inhabitants of Japan call their country Nihon or Nippon, which translates to sun origin.
  16. Japan was a member of the Axis and a belligerent in World War 2.
  17. Japan has the oldest active monarchy in the world.
  18. The Japanese diet consists mostly of fish, vegetables, rice and soy products.

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