National Symbols of Japan

Japan is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: South Korea, Russia, China, . The capital of Japan is Tokyo.

The official language is Japanese and the Japanese yen is the currency of the Japan. The domain is .jp and the country code is +81.

National day is celebrated on 11 Jan 2023. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Japan is no exception.

In Japan, Sumo is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Japanese people. Sake is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Japan. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Koizumi Yakumo, Murasaki Shikibu, Matsuo Bashō, Kobayashi Issa, Ishikawa Takuboku, Tanikawa Shuntaro represent a national Japanese symbol.

The country was founded by Emperor Jimmu. and Yoshihide Suga is the Prime Minister.

In Japan the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B. The standard voltage is 100 V, 200 V and the frequency is 50 Hz, 60 Hz.

The Japanese national anthem was written by Traditional Waka poem from the Kokin Wakashū (first published in 905) and composed by Yoshiisa Oku and Akimori Hayashi; usually credited to Hiromori Hayashi.

Country information

Former name(s) Nippon
Official name(s) Japan
Alternative name(s) Nippon (official, English)
Regional location Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Country name etymology "Land of the Rising Sun"
Climate Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Terrain Mostly rugged and mountainous
Population 126,476,461
Language(s) Japanese
Religion Shinto. Christianity & Islam
Country code +81
Literacy rate 100%
Currency Japanese yen
Capital city Tokyo
Domain(TLD) .jp
Ethnicity Nihonjin
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Japanese
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 377,975 km2 (145,937 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+09:00 (JST)
Average elevation 438 m (1,437 ft)
Coastline 29,751 Km
Mains electricity 100 V, 200 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Japan

Flag map of Japan

Motto of Japan

No official motto

National animal of Japan

The National animal of Japan is Japanese macaque

National Animal of Japan - Japanese macaque

National flower of Japan

The National flower of Japan is Cherry Blossom Sakura. Botanical name is Chrysanthemum .

National flower of Japan - Cherry Blossom Sakura

National bird of Japan

The National bird of Japan is Green pheasant

National bird of Japan - Green pheasant

Rest of the National symbols of Japan 👇

Neighbouring countries of Japan

Japanese Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Your years will still remain the same whether you laugh or cry.

You won’t get sick if you have plenty of work.

You will never learn enough looking for only the good things in life; you will always be a pupil.

You warm up something for ten days and it goes cold in one.

You should climb Mount Fujiyama once in your life. Climb it twice and you’re a fool.

You have to bow a few times before you can stand upright.

You don’t have to die: heaven and hell are in this world too.

You can’t straighten a snake by putting it in a bamboo cane.

You can’t see the whole sky through a bamboo tube.

You can worship a sardine’s head if you believe in it.

You can see heaven through the eye of the needle.

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