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Mount Fuji, Japan
Mount Fuji, Japan

Mount Fuji

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters.
Photo by David Edelstein

JAPAN

Asia

JAPAN

Asia

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Capital: Tokyo

Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Currency: Yen (JPY)

Area: 377,915 sq km

Population: 124,687,293 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Japanese

Religion: Shintoism 69%, Buddhism 66.7%, Christianity 1.5%, other 6.2% (2018 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+9

Tel Code: +81

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