Japan is an island nation in East Asia. The archipelago has 6,852 islands, the four biggest of which are Shikoku, Kyushu, Hokkaido and Honshu. It has a total area of 145,925 sq mi and an estimated population of 127.4 million as of 2010.

47,150 Questions
World War 2
Harry Truman
Atomic Bombs

Why did Truman decide to use the atomic bomb against Japan?

he thought it would be a funny bruh moment

Earthquake in Japan 2011

How many people died in the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011?

The death toll from the March 11, 2011 Sendai earthquakes and tsunami continued to climb weeks after the initial destruction due to the amount of damage.

The National Police Agency of Japan reported in a September 2012 report with a total of 15,870 deaths,6,114 injured, and 2,814 people missing. The USGS reports 20,896 fatalities for this disaster. This surpasses the death toll for the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake.

The largest number of deaths was in the Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima districts. Over 92% of reported deaths were due to drowning.

Olympic History
Winter Olympic Games

How many gold medals did the United States women win at the winter Olympics in Japan?

There have been two winter Olympic games held in Japan. In the winter Olympics in Nagano in 1998, US women won four (4) gold medals. Three (3) individual gold medals and a team gold for the ice hockey. The total of gold medals won by Americans was six. US men won two (2). See the Related Link for "US medals at Nagano 1998" more more on the answer.

Hurricanes Typhoons and Cyclones

How many cyclones have hit south asia last two years?


US Presidents
US in WW2
Nuclear Weapons

Who was President during World War 2 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan?

Harry S. Truman was President of the United States on August 6, 1945, when the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

Japan in WW2

What are a few historical events important to Japan?

ip man dies

World War 2
US in WW2
Nuclear Weapons

Who was the US President during World War 2 when a nuclear bomb was dropped on Japan?

Japan in WW2

Did Japan ever attack Alaska?

Yes, in the Aleutian Islands, starting on June 4, 1942. At Kiska, Attu & Dutch Harbor.


What is the gnp per capita of japan?

Two over 13 a hour.

Two over 13 requires a major edit. These types of figures always lag in real terms because of the many factors involved in calcuating the gross figure and breaking it down to an ever changing population number. Reseraching all the availble resources comes it a number of this GDP per capita is an estimated $37,000. International organizations making these calculations will settle for this number for time being.


Who is the leader of Japan's government?

As of April 21th 2012, Japan's Prime Minister is Yoshihiko Noda (野田 佳彦 : Noda Yoshihiko). He has been in office as well as serving as head of the Democratic Party of Japan or DPJ since September 2nd of 2011, following the resignation of his predecessor, Naoto Kan, from both offices. Prior to his election, Noda served as the Minister of Finance under his predecessor, who had also moved from that Ministry seat to the top post.

The current Emperor of Japan and nominal head of state is His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor Akihito (明仁). He has been on the throne since January 7th 1989. Following his death, the Emperor will be known as Emperor Heisei (平成) as according to the tradition of the emperors since the Emperor Meiji being posthumously given a teigō(帝号) based on the name of their era of reign.
Currently the Prime Minister of Japan is Shinzo Abe .

World War 2
Japan in WW2

What president nuked japan to end World War 2?

Harry S. Truman

Fine Art

How do you make your own fundoshi underwear?

I was interested in this as well so I did some digging. There are a number of good websites on this topic but very few of them give you everything you need, specifically I found it difficult to determine how much cloth to use. From what I can tell you need about 2 metres (7 feet) of fabric with a width between 6 and 12 inches (depending on how much coverage you want, how "skimpy" you want it do be, the size of...what you're covering... etc. Here is a website with instructions on tying one.


Video Games

How can you play combat arms in Japan?

NA combat arms can be played in japan but need a REALLY good proxy, but i think you cant anymore but there is a combat arms Japanese now go check it out.


Is tomi village a real village in okinawa?

yes it is if you find naha airport go sout theres a little part that sticks out its just called tomi on a map if you google maps it you'll see it, it'll be the on with te a on it

Time Zones
North America
Clocks and Watches

Is there a time zone conversion chart for United States into Japan time zone?

It depends on where in the US you're converting from.. I'll leave a related link.

As an example, if we went with EST which is Tuesday 2:58 a.m. then in Japan it is Tuesday 4:58 p.m. (JST)

International Cuisine
Japanese Food

What would be a typical meal in Japan?

A typical meal in japan consists of steamed rice, pickles, some sort of cooked meat or fish, vegetables, and miso soup.


Is Tamagotchi Happiest Story in the Universe out on DVD in English yet?

No I don't think so, but I could be wrong. Check all the websites like, ebay, amazon, and others


Is Japan on a fault line?


World War 2
Germany in WW2
US in WW2

When did the US fight Germany Japan and Italy?

when the attack on pearl harbour ended, the Americans declared war on both countries as they found out somehow that the Germans had helped the Japanese to prepare for the devastation at pearl harbour

Martial Arts

What type of martial arts do Japanese study?


Japanese to English

What does the Japanese family name Yamada mean?

mountain paddy

Beer and Brewing
Desserts, Snacks, and Treats

What do Japanese teenagers like?

Anime! Try Full metal Alchemist or Naruto or Bleach. Maybe even Higurashi no naku koro ni!!

Since this is under food, I'm assuming you mean food-wise. Like in most places, children eat what they were raised on, and like most of the things their parents make, which would be a rice-staple diet with fish as the most common thing to go with it. Treats are mainly sweet or salty. Buns with sweet filling, mochi, and imported goods like chocolate seem to be common. Then there are fried sesame goods and packets of salty crunchy food. I'm not really sure about what's popular among teenagers in particular, though. Sorry.

They can't drink until they're twenty, though. I'm pretty sure that Sapporo beer and other strong drinks are popular.


In one year how many public holidays does japan?

In 2009:

January 1 - New Year

January 12 - Coming of Age day

February 11 - Country's foundation day

March 20 - Spring Equinox day

April 29 - (previous Emperor)Showa's birthday

May 3 - 6 (Golden week) Constitution day, Green day, and Children's day

July 20 - Ocean day

September 21 - Respect for the elderly day

September 23 - Fall Equinox day

October 12 - Sports day

November 3 - Culture day

November 23 - Labor day

December 23 - Emperor's birthday


How many inches does japan sink every year?

up to nine million

Drama and Acting
Japanese Language and Culture

What are the features of Japanese drama?


Japanese (Nō drama) is a serious dramatic form that combines drama, music, and dance into a complete aesthetic performance experience. It developed in the 14th and 15th centuries and has its own musical instruments and performance techniques, which were often handed down from father to son. The performers were generally male (for both male and female roles), although female amateurs also perform Nō dramas. Nō drama was supported by the government, and particularly the military, with many military commanders having their own troupes and sometimes performing themselves. It is still performed in Japan today.

Kyōgen is the comic counterpart to Nō drama. It concentrates more on dialogue and less on music, although Nō instrumentalists sometimes appear also in Kyōgen. Kabuki drama, developed from the 17th century, is another comic form, which includes dance

Many important elements of the dramatic art in Japan are similar to those developed by the Chinese. In many cases the story material is obviously the same, and there is great similarity in the methods of producing and acting. There were two periods of brilliance in Japan (the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries), and two distinct types of theater: the aristocratic and the popular.

japan does some plays that america does. when i went to japan, i saw that they were doing les miserables, and there were japanese playing the part. so they can do anything from american drama to drama that is their own.


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