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Japan (Japanese: 日本, Nihon) is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); its five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the country's capital and largest city; other major cities include Osaka and Nagoya.

Japan-map

The territory of Japan

The islands of Japan were inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period, though the first mentions of the archipelago appear in Chinese chronicles from the 1st century AD. Between the 4th and 9th centuries, the kingdoms of Japan became unified under an Emperor and imperial court based in Heian-kyō. Starting in the 12th century, however, political power was held by a series of military dictators (shōgun), feudal lords (daimyō), and a class of warrior nobility (samurai). After a century-long period of civil war, the country was reunified in 1603 under the Tokugawa shogunate, which enacted a foreign policy of isolation. In 1854, a United States fleet forced Japan to open trade to the West, leading to the end of the shogunate and the restoration of imperial power in 1868. In the Meiji era, the Empire of Japan adopted a Western-style constitution and pursued industrialization and modernization. Japan invaded China in 1937; in 1941, it entered World War II as an Axis power. After suffering defeat in the Pacific War and two atomic bombings, Japan surrendered in 1945 and came under an Allied occupation, during which it adopted a post-war constitution. It has since maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with an elected legislature known as the National Diet.

Japan is a global leader in the automotive and electronics industries and has made significant contributions to science and technology. Ranked "very high" on the Human Development Index, Japan has the world's second-highest life expectancy, though it is currently experiencing a decline in population. Culturally, Japan is renowned for its art, cuisine, music, and popular culture, including its prominent animation and video game industries.

The most notable characters from Japan are Kaeru Otoko, Akuma Otoko, and Yune Tsukishima.

Appearances

Videoman1443's AGK Series

In Episode 146, Leopold's family goes on vacation to Japan. Where, YOU GUESTED IT, they drive all over the city to go to a concert hosted by Tunak Tunak Tun. Causing Leopold to have a meltdown.

Can this Cliché just die already?!

Cansin13's Old AGK Series

In Episode 56, Leopold goes to Japan so that he can kill Ronald McDonald. At some point, Leopold hijacks the plane and crashes it into possibly the same concert hosted by Tunak Tunak Tun.

Leopold was gonna go back to Japan for a trip in Episode 152, but Cansin13 sadly cancelled his series before it could be made.

MrSolarSun's AGK Series

In Episode 4, Rainbow Dash tells Mr. Cranky Doodle that Fluttershy is still on vacation in Japan.

Fluttershy would eventually return from her vacation in Japan in Episode 8.

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