JAPAN

Overview

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia. There are more than 6,500 islands in Japan; including four of the large main islands.

Population:  127 million

After the WWⅡ, the population of Japan increased for 100 years because of the advancement of medical care, changes in lifestyle and industrial growth. However, due to a declining birthrate and an aging population, it is estimated to goes down in the future.

Climate:  max 20-25℃  min 10-20℃  Humidity 70-80%

There are four seasons in Japan; Spring(April~June), Summer(July~September), Autumn(October~December) and Winter(January~March). They can be clearly defined. In August, it’s usually hot and humid because of rainy and thunderstorm season in Japan.

 

 

 

 

Money

The currency of Japan is called “Yen” (“円”,”¥”,”JPY”). If you bring over 1,000,000 yen(or any currencies that is equivalent to 1,000,000 yen) from or into Japan, you need to fill up a customs declaration.

1,000 yen bill,100 yen coin, and 10 yen coin are used often in Japan.

 

 

Language

The only official language in Japan is Japanese. However, there are English guide all over the Japan(station, restaurant etc…) for the tourists.
[ Useful  Japanese Phrases]
Hello                       Kon nichiwa
Good night             Oyasumi nasai
Excuse me              Sumimasen
Thank you              Arigatou
Where is~~?          ~~ha doko desuka
How much is it?    Ikura desuka