Япония — страна яркого контраста красивой традиционной атмосферы и оживленных городских центров. В ней есть что-то для каждого. Япония — страна, расположенная в Северо-Восточной Азии, не так далеко от Кореи и Китая. Город Фукуока находится всего в 217 км от города Пусан в Южной Корее, и в 876 км от Шанхая в Китае. Япония — островная нация, и японцы напомнят вам об этом при каждой возможности.
Japan is a country of striking contrast of beautiful traditional ambiance alongside bustling urban centers. It has something for everyone. Japan is a country located in Northeast Asia not very far from Korea or from China. The city of Fukuoka is only 217 km away from Busan in South Korea and it’s only 876 km away from Shanghai in China. Japan is an island nation and Japanese people will remind you of that at every opportunity by the way.
4 главных острова и численность населения
Japan consists of 6852 islands but only 430 of them have people living on them. There are just four main islands that form the core of the country including 97% of the land and 99% of the population. Those four islands are Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, and Hokkaido. The current total population of Japan is over 126 million people. But the population of Japan has started to decline. The low birth rate and aging population in Japan means that Japan will lose 30% of its population over the next 50 years.
Japan has a total size of 377,900 square kilometers. It’s slightly bigger than Germany, and slightly smaller than Zimbabwe. And it’s about 3.8% the size of Canada. That’s despite the fact that its population is 370% the size of the Canada’s population that means that Japan’s population density is 9825 times that of Canada.
Откуда произошло название страны Япония?
The flag of Japan is called the Hi no maru which means «The circle of the sun». The name of the country Japan in Japanese is Nihon or Nippon and that means the sun’s origin. That is often translated into English as «The Land of the Rising Sun». So, why do we say Japan in English? Well it’s thought that these two hieroglyphs were pronounced that way in a Chinese language that was encountered by Europeans who started calling it Japan.
Токио — столица Японии
Of course the language of Japan is Japanese. The capital city and largest city in Japan is Tokyo which is a huge bustling world-class city with a population of about 9 million. That’s just in the core of the city center, but if you include the entire metropolitan area surrounding Tokyo the total population is about 37.8 million, making it the most populous metropolitan area in the world. The Tokyo area is absolutely massive and it’s not uncommon for people to spend 4 hours a day on a train commuting to work or school. God forbid you try to catch the last train of the night out of Tokyo!
Йокогама и Осака
The second largest city is technically Yokohama which is inside the Tokyo metropolitan area, but practically speaking, the second largest city is Osaka which is in the Kansai region. Osaka is just a stone’s throw away from Kyoto which is the ancient capital of Japan and one of Japan’s cultural treasures.
Японская культура отаку
Many people associate Japan with traditional things like kimonos, samurais, and Japanese architecture. But these days Japan is just as well-known for its modern culture that defies all creative boundaries that we have in the West. Japanese animation, comic books, video games and cosplay (costume play) or what defines Japan in the minds of lots of Japan fans around the world. This aspect of Japan’s culture is often called otaku culture.
В Японии все должно быть кавайи
In Japanese kawaii means cute and in Japan everything just has to be kawaii: children have to be kawaii, animals are kawaii, some cars are kawaii, toothbrushes are kawaii everything has to be kawaii, everything is cute in Japan.
Japanese food consists largely of seafood, probably due to Japan’s existence as an island country. In fact, most of Japan is uninhabited mountains. So most of the people live in a very narrow coastal strip along the ocean. That means that fishing has always been an important industry and an important source of food in Japan. And just like in much of Asia the main source of carbohydrates [ˈkɑːbəʊˈhaɪdreɪts ] Углеводы is rice.
After World War II Japan laid in ruins, but they rebuilt their economy and eventually became the second largest economy in the world after the United States. Now it has been surpassed by China. So Japan is currently the third largest economy in the world. Japan’s main industries are motor vehicles, electronics, iron and steel parts, and machine tools. Probably, some of the companies you are familiar with, are motor vehicle companies like Toyota, or electronics companies like Panasonic or Sony. Japan is a small country, but it is a powerful country, and it will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.