Tokyo city is the capital of Japan. It is officially known as Japan Metropolis. It covers an area of about 2,187 sq. km and has a population of around 13,839,910. The Greater Tokyo Area in the capital of Japan, Tokyo was termed as the most populous metropolitan area in 2014. The capital of Japan, Tokyo is ranked at the third position in Global Economic Power Index. The city will be hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.
Area: 2,187 sq. km
Information about Japan
It is located in East Asia and is an island country. The term“Japan” means “sun-origin”. With a population of about 127 billion, it is the tenth most populous country in the world. It is a member of UN, ASEAN, G8, and G20. It is also considered to be a great power. It is a highly developed country and has a very high Human Development Index. Its military was ranked 4th in 2015 in the ranking of world’s most powerful militaries in the world.
History of Japan
A Chinese historical text, Records of the Three Kingdoms asserts that the first major and powerful kingdom which was established on the Japanese islands was the Yamataikoku. The rise of Buddhism in the country took place during the period of Prince Shotoku. The kingdom of Baekje and Korea greatly influenced the rise of Buddhism in the country.
In the First World War, Japan joined the Allies and caught German occupations, and made advances into China. Taisho government ruled in the mid-twentieth century. The era of 1920 witnessed the end of democracy and the beginning of statism. This procedure quickened amid the 1930s, bringing forth various new Radical Nationalist gatherings which shared an antagonistic vibe toward liberal majority rule government and a commitment to development in Asia. Japanese expansionism and militarization alongside the tyranny and ultra-nationalism reshaped the nation. In 1931 the country attacked and possessed Manchuria and following the global judgment of this occupation, it quit the League of Nations in 1933. In 1936, the country marked the Anti-Comintern Pact with Germany and the 1940 Tripartite Pact made it one of the Axis Powers.
Economy of Japan
It ranks third among the largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP. It comes forth in terms of purchasing power parity. It is a highly developed country and has a large number of industrial establishments. The industries of automobiles, machine tools, electronics, steel, textiles, ships, and processed foods. Its contribution to global fish catch is 15%, which is second in the world after China. Many technology giants are located in Japan. The capital of Japan, Tokyo contributes significantly to the economy of the country.
Culture of Japan
The countries of Asia, Europe, and North America had a great influence on the culture of Japan. Arts such as crafts (ceramics, textiles, swords, dolls), noh and dances form a major part of traditional Japanese arts.
The national sport of the country is Sumo. Baseball is also a popular sport in the country. The famous martial arts such as Judo, Karate, and Kendo have their origin in Japan.