Japan consists of four main islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which form 97% of thetotal land area, and 6,848 other smaller islands
It has a population of 127 million personasLa influence of the outside world followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan'shistory. Since adopting its constitution in 1947, the form of government of Japan has been a constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, known as the Diet.
Known as "The land of therising sun" is a major economic powers world.5 is a member of the Organization of the United Nations, G8, G4 and APEC. It is also the sixth largest exporter and the eighth
According to the legenddescribed in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki, Japan was founded in the seventh century C. by Emperor Jinmu. Over the centuries V and VI, the system Chinese calligraphy and Buddhism were introduced withother Chinese customs through the Korean peninsula or directly from China. The emperors were official leaders, but the real power remained generally in the hands of powerful nobles cuts, regents, orshoguns (military governors). [Citation needed]
During the sixteenth century, traders from Portugal, the Netherlands, England and Spain came to Japan and founded missions cristianas.8 9 In 1549, cameto Japan to preach Christianity, the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier landed in Kagoshima after , Kyushu, taking advantage of trade routes portuguesas.10 early seventeenth century, theshogunate became suspicious of the Christian missions, considered precursors of a military conquest by European powers and, as a protective measure, Japan ordered the closure of all relations with the...