Japan is an island country to the east of China and Korea in the Pacific Ocean. Its official name is ‘Nihon’ which means ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. The capital city is Tokyo and the Head of State is the Emperor. There are many mountains on Japan’s 6852 islands, the highest of which is Mount Fuji, an active volcano. Japan is famous for its sushi, chopsticks, green tea, tranquil gardens, cars and the art of origami.|
It enjoys one of the highest life expectancies in the world. It has one of the largest economies in the world, producing many automobiles, electronic equipment, chemicals, textiles and food. Take time out and enjoy some of the views from the webcams, such as the Gero Hot spa or high rise views of Yokohama.