Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the southwest.
Japan is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
The "Land of the Rising Sun" is a country where the past meets the future. Japanese culture stretches back millennia.
Japan has the world's third-largest economy, having achieved remarkable growth in the second half of the 20th Century after the devastation of the Second World War.