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Japan - Location Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula 
Area - Total 377,835 sq km   note: includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
Area - Land 374,744 sq km
Area - Water 3,091 sq km
Geographic Coordinates 36 00 N, 138 00 E
Coastline 29,751 km
Elevation Highest Mount Fuji 3,776 m
Elevation Lowest Hachiro-gata -4 m
Birth rate 9.56 births/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Death rate 8.75 deaths/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Life expectancy - Male 77.74 years
Life expectancy - Female 84.51 years (2004 est.)
Languages Japanese
Independence 660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu)
Flag Description white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center
Internet Code .jp
Airports 174 (2003 est.)
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Records Most populous urban agglomeration in the world = Tokyo (population = 34 M).
Official world record of men's longevity = Shigechiyo Izumi (died in 1986 at the age of 120 y and 237 days).
Japan has the world record of average life expectancy : 80.6 years (men = 77, women = 84).
7th largest island in the world = Honshu (230 900 Km2).
Longest suspension bridge in the world = Akashi-Kaiko (1990 m).
Longest tunnel in the world = Seikan (53.9 Km).
The biggest statue in the world = Buddha's statue of bronze in Tokyo (height=120 m, width=35 m).
Highest cost of living in the world = Tokyo and Osaka. (source = Guiness Book 2003)

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