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Flag, National anthem, Population, Identity, Capital, Independence day, Helplines

Nisshoki
(The rising sun flag. Also known as Hinomaru)

RATIO and POSITION
height : width = 2 : 3
the rising sun at the center of the flags
diameter : three-fifths of the flags' height

COLORING
base : white
the rising sun : deep red

National Anthem

Kimigayo wa
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazare-ishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musu made

English translation
May your reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss

Download Instrumental MP3 File (2.6MB)
Played by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (Ministry of Defense)

Poetic English translation by Basil Hall Chamberlain
Thousands of years of happy reign be thine;
Rule on, my lord, until what are pebbles now
By ages united to mighty rocks shall grow
Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.

Identity
There is an optional Juki Net (住基ネット, Jūki netto) card for Japanese citizens, corresponding to the compulsory Jūminhyō (住民票) record of residential address. The compulsory Certificate of Alien Registration (外国人登録証明書, Gaikokujin Tōroku Shōmeisho) that all resident foreigners were required to have is being replaced with a resident's ID card that is essentially the same as the Juki Net card, and resident foreigners are now registered in Jūminhyō, together with Japanese family (if any). Foreigners who enter the country on a visa that is valid for 3 months or less need only a passport with a valid landing permit. Driving licenses, National Health Insurance Cards (国民健康保険証, Kokumin Kenkō Hoken Shō), Certificates of Alien Registration (or the new resident's ID card that replaces it) and passports containing a registration for a Certificate for Alien Registration are accepted as IDs for most purposes. Health insurance cards do not have a photograph of their owner.

Capital
Tokyo

Population
126,476,461
See latest population

Independence Day
April 28 1952

Helplines
Police -   110, Ambulance / Fire -  119, Coast guard - 118, Tollfree Airline - 800-525-3663

Currency
Japanese Yen
JPY

Languages
Japanese

Government Ministries, Police

Government
Japan Government

Ministries
The Ministry Of Justice

Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Environmental Dispute Coordination Commission
Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Finance
Central Labour Relations Commission
Japan Vision: Health Care 2035
Fisheries Agency
Animal Quarantine Service
Plant Protection Service
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Japan Patent Office
Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
Japan Tourism Agency
Japan Meteorological Agency
Japan Transport Safety Board
Japan Coast Guard
Nuclear Regulation Authority

 

Japan Police - National Police Agency (Japan)
Agency overview : Formed July 1, 1954
Legal personality : Governmental Government agency

Operational structure
Headquarters : 2-1-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-8974, Japan
Agency executive : Commissioner General
Parent agency : National Public Safety Commission
Child agencies : National Police Academy, National Research Institute of Police Science, Imperial Guard Headquarters
Bureaus : 5
Regional Bureaus : 7

Website : http://www.npa.go.jp/english/index.html

Website : http://www.npa.go.jp/

For detailed and more information, see the source

Political parties

Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)
Founded : 15 November 1955; 60 years ago
Website : jimin.jp

Democratic Party (Japan)
Founded : 27 March 2016
Website : minshin.jp

Komeito
Founded : 7 November 1998
Website : www.komei.or.jp

Japanese Communist Party
Founded : 15 July 1922
Website : www.jcp.or.jp/english/

Nippon Ishin no Kai
Founded : 2 November 2015
Website : o-ishin.jp

Other parties currently represented in the national Diet

Liberal Party (Japan, 2016)
Founded : 27 December 2012
Website : www.seikatsu1.jp/english

Social Democratic Party (Japan)
Founded : 1945 (Social Democratic Party of Japan) / 1996 (Social Democratic Party)
Website : www5.sdp.or.jp

Assembly to Energize Japan
Founded : January 1, 2015
Website : nippongenkikai.jp

Party for Japanese Kokoro
Founded : 1 August 2014
Website : http://nippon-kokoro.jp/

New Renaissance Party
Founded : 23 April 2010
Website : shintokaikaku.jp

Okinawa Social Mass Party
Okinawa Shakai Taishu-to
Founded : October 31, 1950

Interesting facts

Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan.

More than 70% of Japan consists of mountains, including more than 200 volcanoes.

Mt. Fuji, the tallest mountain in Japan, is an active volcano (although scientists have not reached a consensus on what defines "active").

There are four different writing systems in Japan; Romaji, Katakana, Hiragana, and Kanji.

Coffee is very popular and Japan imports approximately 85% of Jamaica's annual coffee production.

Japan's literacy rate is almost 100%.

Sumo is Japan's national sport, although baseball is also very popular. Sumo wrestlers eat a stew called Chankonabe to fatten up. Many restaurants in the Ryogoku district of Tokyo serve this nabe (Japanese word for stew).

Most toilets in Japan have a built-in bidet system for spraying your backside. These are known as washlets and are now the norm in homes and nicer restrooms.

However, in some train stations and other public restrooms you may still find the traditional Japanese "floor toilet".

Japan is the world’s largest consumer of Amazon rain forest timber.

Vending machines in Japan sell beer, hot and cold canned coffee, cigarettes, and other items.

On average there are around 1,500 earthquakes every year in Japan.

Average life expectancy in Japan is one of the highest in the world. Japanese people live an average of 4 years longer than Americans.

Japan is the largest automobile producer in the world.

The term karaoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

Rampant inbreeding of dogs has resulted in one of the highest rate of genetic defects in the world for canines.

Some Japanese companies conduct a morning exercise session for the workers to prepare them for the day's work.

If any Nobel Laureates, Scientists, Olympic winners, World Heritage sites, Tourism Agencies, Ashoka Fellows

Nobel Laureates
Akira Suzuki
Akira Yoshino
Ei - Ichi Negishi
Eisaku Sato
Hideki Shirakawa
Hideki Yukawa
Hiroshi Amano
Isamu Akasaki
Kazuo Ishiguro *
Kenichi Fukui
Kenzaburo Oe
Koichi Tanaka
Leo Esaki
Makoto Kobayashi
Masatoshi Koshiba
Osamu Shimomura
Ryoji Noyori
Satoshi Omura
Shinya Yamanaka
Shuji Nakamura *
Sin - Itiro Tomonaga
Susumu Tonegawa
Takaaki Kajita
Tasuku Honjo
Toshihide Maskawa
Yasunari Kawabata
Yoichiro Nambu *
Yoshinori Ohsumi


Olympic Winners (2020)
Aaron Wolf
Akira Sone
Baseball Men's tournament
Chizuru Arai
Daiki Hashimoto
Fencing Men's team épée
Hifumi Abe
Mayu Mukaida
Momiji Nishiya
Naohisa Takato
Risako Kawai
Ryo Kiyuna
Sakura Yosozumi
Sena Irie
Shohei Ono
Shori Hamada
Softball Women's tournament
Table tennis Mixed doubles
Takanori Nagase
Takuto Otoguro
Uta Abe
Yui Ohashi
Yui Susaki
Yukako Kawai
Yuto Horigome

Ashoka Fellows
Hisashi Sonehara
Junto Ohki
Kenji Hayashi
Masue Katayama
Michihiko Iwamoto
Takashi Kawazoe

World Heritage sites
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu - ji Area
Himeji-jo
Shirakami-Sanchi
Yakushima
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto , Uji and Otsu Cities)
Historic Villages of Shirakawa - go and Gokayama
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Shrines and Temples of Nikko
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Shiretoko
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
Hiraizumi – Temples , Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Ogasawara Islands
Fujisan , sacred place and source of artistic inspiration
Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution : Iron and Steel , Shipbuilding and Coal Mining
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier , an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement
Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region
Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Group : Mounded Tombs of Ancient Japan

Celebrities

Kobo Abe writer, playwright, photographer, inventor
Ryuichi Abe professor
Shinzo Abe former prime minister
Hiroyuki Agawa author
Sugiyama Ai tennis player
Angela Aki singer, songwriter
Akihito emperor
Miki Ando figure skater
Momofuku Ando entrepreneur, inventor
Shizuka Arakawa Olympic medalist, figure skater
Mori Arinori statesman, diplomat
Mao Asada Olympic medalist, figure skater
Kanichi Asakawa historian
Tadanobu Asano actor
Taro Aso former prime minister
Kiyoshi Atsumi actor
Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist monk
Osamu Dazai author
Fujita Den entrepreneur
Dogen Zen Buddhist teacher
Takao Doi astronaut
Yuri Ebihara actress
Eita actor
Fumiko Enchi writer
Shusaku Endo writer
Tatsuya Fujiwara actor
Yasuo Fukuda former prime minister
Ai Fukuhara table tennis player
Masatoshi Hamada comedian
Murakami Haruki writer
Yukio Hatoyama former prime minister
Anno Hideaki film director
Ichiyo Higuchi author
Hirohito former emperor
Hiroshi comedian
Masami Hisamoto comedian
Kenichi Horie yachtsman
Masuji Ibuse author
Kon Ichikawa film director
Saburo Ienaga historian
Tokugawa Ieyasu shogun
Mao Inoue actress
Nisio Isin novelist
Kyoka Izumi author
Naoto Kan former prime minister
Yasunari Kawabata author, Nobel laureate
Chieko Kawabe singer, actress
Ikuko Kawai violinist
Tange Kenzo architect
Rinko Kikuchi actress
Natsuo Kirino novelist
Kosuke Kitajima Olympic medalist swimmer
Takeshi Kitano comedian, actor, singer
Shibasaburo Kitasato physician, bacteriologist
Abe Kobo writer
Junichiro Koizumi former prime minister
Masatoshi Koshiba physicist
Harumi Kurihara television personality
Meisa Kuroki actress
Akira Kurosawa painter, director
Esaki Leona physicist, Nobel laureate
Masao Maruyama scholar, historian
Kobayashi Masaki director
Crown Princess Masako crown princess of Japan
Ryuhei Matsuda actor
Ken Matsudaira actor
Hideki Matsui baseball player
Meiji emperor
Yukio Mishima author
Kazuo Miyagawa cinematographer
Issey Miyake fashion designer
Hayao Miyazaki artist, film director, animator
Kenji Miyazawa poet, author
Minae Mizumura novelist
Yoshiro Mori former prime minister
Kaori Muraji guitarist
Haruki Murakami writer, translator
Ryu Murakami novelist, filmmaker
Koji Murofushi Olympic medalist, hammer thrower
Miyamoto Musashi painter, warrior, journalist
Megumi Nakajima singer
Crown Prince Naruhito crown prince of Japan
Kei Nishikori tennis player
Oda Nobunaga warrior, dictator
Kanda Nobuo historian
Kogo Noda screenwriter
Yoshihiko Noda prime minister
Motoori Norinaga scholar
Ryoji Noyori Nobel laureate, chemist
Keizo Obuchi former prime minister
Kenzaburo Oe author, Nobel laureate
Mori Ogai physician, translator, novelist, poet
Yoko Ogawa writer
Shun Oguri actor, film director
Yoko Ono anti-war activist, artist, singer
Koji Ota baseball player
Edogawa Rampo novelist
Yokomitsu Riichi writer
Sen no Rikyu Japanese tea ceremony figure
Akutagawa Ryunoske writer
Hirotsu Ryuro writer
Oda Sakunosuke author
Mikio Sato mathematician
Takuma Sato race car driver
Takeru Satoh actor
Homare Sawa football player
Kanjuro Shibata XX bowmaker, kyudo teacher
Murasaki Shikibu novelist, poet, lady-in-waiting Imperial Court Heian
Goro Shimura mathematician
Fujimura Shinichi archeologist
Junzo Shono novelist
Prince Shotoku regent
Endo Shusaku author
Ayako Sono writer
Natsume Soseki writer
Sowelu singer
Masaki Sumitani wrestler, comedian
Ichiro Suzuki baseball player
Midori Suzuki educator, researcher
Papaya Suzuki celebrity
Shunryu Suzuki Zen master
Zenko Suzuki former prime minister
Teiji Takagi mathematician
Jokichi Takamine chemist
Kitano Takeshi actor, author, poet, painter, filmmaker
Naoko Takeuchi manga artist
Kenzo Tange architect
Ryoko Tani Olympic medalist, judoka
Jun'ichiro Tanizaki author
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga physicist
Terada Torahiko physicist, author
Naito Torajiro historian
Shimazaki Toson author
Sakichi Toyoda inventor
Mitsuo Tsukahara Olympic medalist, gymnast
Naoya Tsukahara gymnast
Shigeto Tsuru political economist
Kohei Uchimura gymnast
Kazuo Umezu author
Jiro Watanabe boxer
Koichi Yamadera actor
Kawabata Yasunari novelist
Shotaro Yasuoka writer
Minamoto Yoritomo shogun
Banana Yoshimoto novelist
Akira Yoshimura writer
Junnosuke Yoshiyuki novelist
Fukuzawa Yukichi writer, teacher, translator, journalist

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