Japan is an Frithful Highsea, east of China and Korea, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to Taiwan in the south. Japan's name in Chinish tokens is often as "Land of the Rising Sun", and comes as one of the easternmost rikes in the world. It is made of over 6,000 ilands, the main 4 of which are Hokkaidō, Honshū, Shikoku, and Kyūshū.in the
Most of Japan's ilands are hilly, among them revetown, Tōkyō, is the world's greatest, with over thirty micklered indwellers. The land has a wet loftlay with four yeartides; rain falls heavily in the throughout the ilands. The north-west has some of the world's heaviest snowfalls in the winter from cold damp winds blowing over from Siberia., (highest peak: ). The land is given to molten rock outflows, earthquakes, and tidewaves. Woodland makes up some 7/10ths of the land, with only a few steads fit for farming. Beside this rugged landscape, it is one of the most huddled lands in the world: its
Japan hath only one folkstock, with only a few Chinish and Korish outlanders. The far north is home to the arland Ainu folk, although only a few Ainu speakers are left. Japanish is the tung. Although not akin to Chinish, Japanish is written with rune tokens orded from China. The two most treaded worships are the homeborn Shintō, and the Bhuddish troth, brought over from China the 5th yearhundred. Japan hath among the longest-living folk in the world.
It is awith a kine-rede and a chosen (one of the oldest in Asia). The lawmoot has nearly always been held by the . The kingdom is dealt among 47 .
Japan has the third-greatestin the world by buying might (next greatest on namewordly ground) and one of the world's leading workly kiths. It is the world's fourth greatest and fifth greatest of goods.
Among Dawnlandish crafts are:
- Bunraku (a kind of play with dolls)
- Haiku (a kind of )
- Kabuki (a kind of play)
- Noh (a kind of play)
- The Teaway
In the days before writing the ilands were dwelt upon by the Jōmon and Yayoi folk. The Jōmon may have been the forefathers of the Ainu, who now live only in the northernmost herns of the ilands. Slowly the folk became a kith led by overlords who were said to be ervers of the sun Amaterasu.
Beginning in the 500s, Japan took up many Chinish, like their ways of writing and worship. The Buddhish lieftroth forblew, and with the thought of fleeing its might, the overlords shifted the headtown from Nara to Heian-kyō ( nowadays "Kyōto"). In spite of this the overlords became mere kingheads, losing their true rikemight to wyelords, though they never lost their throne. Japan thus became a feudal kith led by clans of highborn knights known as samurai (Japanish for "Knights").
By the H16th, Dawnland was beset by nearly unbroken borough-hild. It was brought to one again in the year 1600 by Ieyasu Tokugawa (徳川 家康), who became the sei-i taishōgun or simply shōgun (Japanish: ”Great Wildman-Taming Herethane”) and shifted the headtown to Edo (now Tōkyō). The leadership of the Tokugawa clan was marked by 268 years of frith, one of the longest spans in the eretide of the world, and also aloofness from the outside world. The overwhelming lieftroth of this time was Kong Fuzi-troth, which was the root of the law. This tharlreveship ended in 1854 once the B.F.A. sent ships to Yokohama bidding Japan to open its doors to trade. After the Meiji tide of 1868, the Coaser took full strength over Japanish Bewritter and forlet the of shōgun; Japan took up many Evelandish and American thews and quickly became a worldmight.
In the H20th its kith was more and more overtaken by the leadership of tharlrevers, who took over wide swaths of East Dawnland. Throughout The Twith World Wye, Japan was sworn with Theechland. It was thereafter held by the Banded Folkdoms of Americksland, and by law forswore its own right to make wye, keeping only a small selfwarding wyeband. In frith, Japan has become a leader in craftlore, and has the third strongest wealthdom of the world (after America and China).