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Japan

Japan
  • Capital city: Tokyo
  • Population: 127.1 million (2015 census)
  • Size of country: 377,435 sq km
  • Currency: Yen
  • Power supply: 100V (Eastern Japan 50Hz). Plug Type: 2 flat pin plug
  • Language: Japanese
  • Time difference: +9 hours GMT
  • Visas: British visitors do not require a visa to enter Japan (for up to 90 days)
  • Religion: Shinto and Buddhism are the main religions of Japan. Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism are among the minor religions along with other religions from East Asia.
  • Popular dishes: There are many variations of what has collectively become known in the west as sushi including tempura, sukiyaki, sashimi and yakitori. Udon and soba noodles are also very popular.
  • Popular drinks: Saki (rice wine) and tea (normally green tea) are Japan’s national drinks.
  • Did you know: There is almost no immigration in Japan. The population is 98% ethnic Japanese.
  • FCO advice: FCO travel advice
  • World Travel Guide: World Travel Guide
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