|home • travel • city guides • culture + arts • people • history • expat advice • jobs • leisure • shopping • scitech • home living • Blog|
Welcome to JapanDiscovery.com!
Land of the Rising Sun, Nippon: Source of the Sun, these are but a few of the names that people call Japan, one of the world's most interesting and most exciting places to visit. With its mix of old culture and modern high-technology, Japan is the perfect destination waiting to be discovered by the unsuspecting traveller. Even the jaded Japan tourist will find something new to explore and learn everytime they visit.
Japan a country in eastern Asia that occupies a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean roughly parallel with the eastern coast of the Asiatic mainland; pop. 127,333,000; capital, Tokyo; official language, Japanese. Japanese name Nippon . From the late 19th century Japan began a modernizing process that eventually made it into a major world power. It fought wars against China 1894–95 and Russia 1904–05, and after World War I occupied Manchuria 1931 and invaded China 1937. Japan entered World War II on the Axis side with a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The country surrendered in 1945 after the U.S. dropped the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan is now a highly industrialized country and the leading economic power in the world.
Come and discover Japan, you don't know what you are missing!
Copyright © 2005 - JapanDiscovery.com - All rights reserved.