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The current local time is TokyoJapan

2024-07-22 ,Monday
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Current time is higher than Beijing time

1 hour

Japan Related information

Capital: Tokyo

City English Name: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Country English Name: Japan

Province: -

Province English Name: - Country Area Code: +81

Longitude and Latitude: 139°46.2'E, 35°41.1'N

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language: Japanese

IANA Time Zone: Asia/Tokyo

Standard Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (JST)

Daylight Saving Time: Not observed


Japan is an archipelago nation in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, the North Pacific Ocean to the east, the East China Sea to the southwest, and the Philippine Sea to the south. Japan comprises four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, and numerous smaller islands.

With a population of approximately 126.4 million, Japan is the world's 11th most populous country and the most populous island nation. Tokyo, the capital and largest city, is one of the world's most populous metropolitan areas. Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government and a highly developed economy. The country is a member of the G7, the G20, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Japan has a long and rich history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Paleolithic era. The first known state, Yayoi Japan, emerged around the 3rd century BC. In the 6th century AD, Buddhism was introduced to Japan from Korea and China, and the nation entered a period of cultural and political unification. During the Nara and Heian periods (710-1185), Japan experienced a golden age of cultural development, with the establishment of a centralized imperial court and the development of a unique Japanese aesthetic.

In the 12th century, Japan entered a period of civil war and feudalism, which lasted for several centuries. The samurai class emerged as the dominant military force, and the country was ruled by a series of military dictatorships. In the 16th century, Japan was unified under the rule of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who launched unsuccessful invasions of Korea.

In the 17th century, Japan entered a period of isolation from the outside world, known as the Edo period. During this time, the country experienced a period of economic and cultural prosperity, but also political and social stagnation. In the 19th century, Japan was forced to open up to the outside world by the United States, and entered a period of modernization and industrialization known as the Meiji era.

Japan played a major role in the Second World War, fighting against the Allies in the Pacific theater. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, which led to Japan's surrender. After the war, Japan adopted a pacifist constitution and focused on economic recovery.

In the postwar period, Japan experienced a period of rapid economic growth, known as the "Japanese economic miracle." The country became one of the world's leading economic powers, and its technological advancements and cultural influence have had a major impact on the global stage.

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