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.