is Tokyo, and it’s major cities are: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto,Hiroshima, Sapporo, Nagasaki. The
in Japan is Japanese (nihongo). Japanese is spokenonly in Japan and essentially nowhere else. The Japanese language is distinct from Chinese and Korean,although the written form uses Chinese (kanji) characters, and is not known to be related to any other language. The literacy rate in Japan is very close to 100 percent and 95 percent of the Japanese populationhas a high school education.Japan has a
of approximately 127,078,679, including approximately two millionforeign residents. More than half of the non Japanese population is of Korean descent (
2009 est.) packedtightly into a rather small geographic area. Japan has some of the most densely populated areas in theworld. Much of Japan's 127 million people live in crowded cities along the coast. Population growth rateis about -0.191% (2009 est.). Approximately 70% of the total Japanese population is concentrated in the plains and basins, an area comprising just 24% of the habitable land.
Japanese 98.5%,Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% .Japan’s form of government is parliamentarian democracy under the rule of a constitutionalmonarch. The dominant
is Shintoism 83.9%, which is exclusive to Japan, Buddhism 71.4%,Christianity 2%, other 7.8%. However, the Japanese have no official religion.
2. Description of local culture