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Location:  Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Geographic Coordinates:   36 00 N, 138 00 E
Area:   377,915 sq km (land: 364,485 sq km water: 13,430 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Languages:  Japanese
Population:  127,103,388 (July 2014 est.)
Capital:  Tokyo
Religion:  Shintoism 83.9%, Buddhism 71.4%, Christianity 2%, other 7.8%
Ethnic Groups:  Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%
Independence:  3 May 1947 (current constitution adopted as amendment to Meiji Constitution)

Source:  CIA Factbook