Updated November 2017

Map with continents and Japan

JAPAN FROM A-Z


Facts about Japan for each letter of the alphabet.
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A IS FOR AGRICULTURE, ARCHAEOLOGY, & ART

B IS FOR BEACHES, BIRDS, & BRIDGES C IS IS FOR CAPITAL, CASTLES, COMMUNICATION, & CURRENCY Picture of Radio Tower Japan has all forms of COMMUNICATION including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, internet, and telephone. Telephone numbers in the country consist of an area code, an exchange number, and a subscriber number. Postcards and stamps are available from post offices, convenience stores and kiosks at train stations all over the country. There are many internet service providers and Webcams are located throughout the country.

Picture of currency CURRENCY in Japan has a history beginning in the 8th century. Originally the main items of currency were arrowheads, rice grains and gold powder. Then the country adopted currency systems and designs from China. The first formal currency system in Japan was the K®≠ch®≠sen. The first official coin type was the Wad®≠kaichin minted in 708 CE. By the end of the 10th century the national currency was abandoned and once again rice was the currency. The expansion of trade in the 12th century created a need for a currency and Chinese coinage came to be used as the standard currency up to the 17th century. Coins from Annam (modern Vietnam) and Korea were also used. Japanese imitations of Chinese coins were made from the 14th century until the beginning of the Edo period in 1603 when a new system was put in place. Tokugawa coinage was a monetary system established 1601 which lasted until 1867. Then a new currency system based on the Japanese yen was established which has remained Japan's currency system to this day. The Bank of Japan was establish in 1882 and there is a network of ATMs throughout the country. D IS FOR DAMS, DINOSAURS, & DISTRICTS

E IS FOR EARTHQUAKES, EDUCATION, & EVENTS F IS FOR FISH, FLAG, FOOD, & FORESTS G IS FOR GARDENS, GLOBAL POSITION, & GOVERNMENT H IS FOR HISTORY, HISTORIC SITES, & HOLIDAYS I IS FOR INDUSTRIES, INSECTS, & ISLANDS J IS FOR JAZZ K IS FOR KARST & KIDS L IS FOR LAKES, LANGUAGE, LIBRARIES, & LIGHTHOUSES M IS FOR MINERALS, MOUNTAINS, & MUSEUMS N IS FOR NAME O IS FOR OBSERVATORIES, OCEAN, & ORGANIZATIONS P IS FOR PARKS, PEOPLE, & PORTS Q IS FOR QUIZ & QUILTING R IS FOR RELIGION, REPTILES, & RIVERS S IS FOR SHRINES & SPORTS T IS FOR TARTAN, TEMPLES, TRANSPORTATION, & TREES U IS FOR UNESCO & UNIVERSITIES V IS FOR VEGETATION & VOLCANOES W IS FOR WATERFALLS, WEATHER, & WILDLIFE X IS FOR XMAS Y IS FOR YMCA & YOUTH HOSTELS Z IS FOR ZONE & ZOOS
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