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Welcome to Japan

Updated: January 17, 2006, 3:59 AM ET
By Joe Connor | Special to ESPN.com

Quick facts

Location: Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula Size: 145,882 square miles, or slightly smaller than California Population: 127 million People: Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914) Language: Japanese Government: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government Capital: Tokyo (population: 12 million)

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