Government type: Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary Government
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 | land: 374,744 sq km | water: 3,091 sq km
Independence: 660 BC traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu
Tennō tanjōbi, Birthday of Emperor Naruhito, 23 February (1960)
Constitution Memorial Day, May 3 -
the day on which Japan's constitution took effect (1948).