List Of Japan-related Topics
Japan is an island nation in East Asia, located in the Pacific Ocean. It lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin" (because it lies to the east of nearby countries), which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
Japan is a major economic power, and has the world's third-largest economy by both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity. It is also the world's fourth largest exporter and fifth largest importer. It is the only Asian country in the G8 and is currently serving as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. It is a developed country with very high living standards (10th highest HDI). Japan has the highest life expectancy of any country in the world (according to both the UN and WHO estimates) and the third lowest infant mortality rate.
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Japan:
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