A report on Japan

Legendary Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇)
Samurai warriors battling Mongols during the Mongol invasions of Japan, depicted in the
Emperor Meiji (明治天皇); 1852–1912
Japan's imperial ambitions ended on September 2, 1945, with the country's surrender to the Allies.
The Japanese archipelago
Mount Fuji in Spring, view from Arakurayama Sengen Park
Autumn maple leaves at Kongōbu-ji on Mount Kōya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The National Diet Building
Japan is a member of both the G7 and the G20.
JMSDF class destroyer
The Tokyo Stock Exchange
A rice paddy in Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture
A plug-in hybrid car manufactured by Toyota. Japan is the third-largest maker of motor vehicles in the world.
The Japanese Experiment Module (Kibō) at the International Space Station
Japan Airlines, the flag carrier of Japan
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
The Greater Tokyo Area is ranked as the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
The torii of Itsukushima Shinto Shrine near Hiroshima
Kanji and hiragana signs
Students celebrating after the announcement of the results of the entrance examinations to the University of Tokyo
12th-century illustrated handscroll of The Tale of Genji, a National Treasure
Noh performance at a Shinto shrine
Young ladies celebrate Coming of Age Day (成人の日) in Harajuku, Tokyo
A plate of nigiri-zushi
Sumo wrestlers form around the referee during the ring-entering ceremony
Japanese samurai boarding a Mongol vessel during the Mongol invasions of Japan, depicted in the, 1293
Skyscrapers in Nakanoshima, Osaka; a major financial centre in Japan

Island country in East Asia.

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Tokugawa Ieyasu, first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate

Edo period

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Tokugawa Ieyasu, first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate
Bird's-eye view of Nagasaki bay, with the island Dejima at mid-left (1820)
The San Juan Bautista is represented in Claude Deruet's painting of Hasekura Tsunenaga in Rome in 1617, as a galleon with Hasekura's flag (red manji on orange background) on the top mast.
Itinerary and dates of the travels of Hasekura Tsunenaga
The house of the merchant (Fukagawa Edo Museum )
Social classes during the Edo period (Tokugawa shogunate).
Scaled pocket plan of Edo
A set of three ukiyo-e prints depicting Osaka's bustling shipping industry. by Gansuitei Yoshitoyo. 1854–1859.
Tokugawa coinage: Ōban, Koban, Ichibuban (1601-1695).
Nihonbashi Fish Market Prosperity (Edo period) by Utagawa Kuniyasu
Terakoya, private educational school
Wadokei, Japanese-made clockwatch, 18th century
Kaitai Shinsho, Japan's first treatise on Western anatomy, published in 1774
Karakuri puppet Moji-kaki doll made by Tanaka Hisashige. Using mechanical power, a puppet dips a brush into ink and writes a character on paper. 19th century
Red and White Plum Blossoms by Ogata Kōrin, 1712-1716
Mounting for wakizashi decorated with lacquer of maki-e technique. 18th century
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, full-colour ukiyo-e woodblock print, Hokusai, c. 1829–1832
Outer kimono for a young woman (uchikake), 1840–1870, Khalili Collection of Kimono
Dai-Roku Daiba (第六台場) or "No. 6 Battery", one of the original Edo-era battery islands
One of the cannons of Odaiba, now at the Yasukuni Shrine. 80-pound bronze, bore: 250mm, length: 3830mm
Matthew Calbraith Perry
Landing of Commodore Perry, Officers and Men of the Squadron To meet the Imperial Commissioners at Kurihama Yokosuka March 8th, 1854
Tokugawa Yoshinobu in later life
Kanrin Maru, Japan's first screw-driven steam warship, 1855
Samurai in western clothing of the Tokugawa Shogunate Army (1866).
Reading stand with Mt. Yoshino, decorated with lacquer of maki-e technique. 18th century
Ukiyo-e based on kabuki actors became popular. Ichikawa Danjūrō V in the popular kabuki play Shibaraku, by Utagawa Kunimasa, 1796
Ukiyo-e depicting Sushi, by Hiroshige
A boarding place for a ferry on the Miya River, which is crowded with people visiting Ise Grand Shrine. by Hiroshige
{{lang|ja-Latn|Inro}} and {{lang|ja-Latn|Netsuke}}, 18th century
Ladies fashion in 1700s by Utagawa Toyokuni
Bird's-eye view of Nagasaki bay, with the island Dejima at mid-left (1833)

The Edo period (江戸時代) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代) is the period between 1603 and 1867 in the history of Japan, when Japan was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo.

Emperor of Japan

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Emperor Go-Daigo
The first arrival of Emperor Meiji to Edo (1868).
Masako, Empress Consort of Japan from 2019
Conjectural images of the Imperial Regalia of Japan.
Enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (22 October 2019)
Entrance of the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji, Tokyo
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Emperor Shows Hirohito was the Japanese Emperor during World War Two and after
Tokyo Imperial Palace

The emperor of Japan is the monarch and the head of the Imperial Family of Japan.


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Satellite photo of Tokyo in 2018 taken by ESA Sentinel-2
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Map of Nishi-Tama District in green
Map of the Izu Islands in black labels
Map of the Ogasawara Islands in black labels
Ogasawara National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
A bilingual sign with instructions (in Japanese and English) in case of an earthquake (Shibuya)
The MAOUDC is the world's largest underground diversion floodwater facility.
Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area in Tokyo.
Bank of Japan headquarters in Chūō, Tokyo
Marunouchi in Chiyoda, Tokyo
Tokyo Tower at night
Shibuya Crossing in Shibuya attracts many tourists, also known as "the Times Square of the Orient".
Tokyo Station is the main intercity rail terminal in Tokyo.
Haneda Airport
Narita International Airport
Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway are two main subway operators in Tokyo.
Hamazakibashi JCT in Shuto Expressway
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, also known as "Miraikan"
Takeshita Street in Harajuku
The Sanja Festival in Asakusa
Japan National Stadium
Ryōgoku Kokugikan sumo wrestling arena
Akihabara is the most popular area for fans of anime, manga, and games.
FCG Building, home of Fuji TV headquarters
Edo Castle, 17th century
Commodore Matthew Perry expedition and his first arrival in Japan in 1853
Famous Edo Places. Yamanote (above) Nihonbashi (center) and Shitamachi (below), c. 1858.
Suruga street with Mount Fuji by Hiroshige (1856)
The 1870s Chuo-dori terraces in Ginza, Tokyo
Aerial view of the Sumida River with Taitō-ku (west) and Sumida-ku (east) in Tokyo, c. 1930
Nihonbashi after Great Kanto Earthquake, September 1, 1923
Ginza area in 1933
"The first underground railway in the Orient", Tokyo Underground, opened on December 30, 1927
Tokyo Bombing in 1945
Aftermath of Tokyo Bombing in March 1945
Nihonbashi in 1946
Tokyo Tower, built in 1958
Yoyogi National Gymnasium built for the 1964 Summer Olympics
Sunshine 60, tallest building in Asia until 1985, and in Japan until 1991
Yasuda Auditorium at the University of Tokyo in Bunkyō
Okuma Auditorium at Waseda University in Shinjuku
Hibiya High School in Chiyoda
Ginza is a popular upscale shopping area in Tokyo.

Tokyo (Japanese: 東京, ), formerly Edo, historically Tokio, and officially the Tokyo Metropolis (東京都), is the capital and largest city of Japan.


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Kyoto seen from Mount Atago in the northwest corner of the city
Light blue represents the Kyoto metropolitan area defined by Kyōto Toshiken Jichitai Network and blue represents Kyoto MEA.
Kyoto International Conference Center
Kyoto City Hall
Kyoto Economic Center
Nintendo main headquarters
Kyoto University
Kansai Airport express Haruka at Kyōto Station
Inside Kyōto Station
Railway map around Kyoto City
Shinkansen at Kyoto Station
An express service bound for Kokusaikaikan Station of the Karasuma Line is running on Kintetsu Kyoto Line
Platform screen doors at Higashiyama Station of the Tōzai Line
A typical Kyoto Municipal Bus
Shijō Street
Kyoto and Karasuma Street seen from Kyoto Tower
Expressway map around Kyoto City. Roads and junctions under planning are shown by dotted lines.
Tourists on street near Kiyomizu-dera
Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
Kyoto Botanical Garden
A tsukemono shop on Nishiki Street
A monk by the Katsura River in Arashiyama
Ponto-chō Street
Geishas in Kyoto
Sanga Stadium by Kyocera, home of Kyoto Sanga FC.
18th-century map with the Japanese capital "Meaco"
Kyōto Station (2018)
Teramachi (2018)
Kawaramachi (2017)
Kyoto Skylines from Kiyomizu-dera(2015)
Kyoto International Manga Museum (2008)
Rakutō (Yamashina)
Rakutō (Lake Biwa Canal)
Rakusai (Katsura)
Rakusai (Arashiyama)
Rakunan (Momoyama)
Rakunan (Fushimi)
Rakuhoku (Kitaōji)
Rakuhoku (Kamigamo)
Shimogamo Shrine
Kamigamo Shrine(Kamo Shrine)
Emperor Kanmu
Daidairi (palace in the center) and the cityscape of Heian-kyō
Ōnin War
Nijō Castle
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Sanjō Ōhashi (The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō)
Perspective Pictures of Places in Japan: Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyoto
Fushimi Castle
Kinmon incident
Battle of Toba–Fushimi (Boshin War)
View of Kyoto from beside the Hondō of Kiyomizudera. – 1879<ref>{{Cite web |url=https://coololdphotos.com/beautiful-kiyomizu-dera-temple-in-kyoto-japan-c-1879/ |title=Beautiful Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan c. 1879 |last=Tom |date=2015-08-25 |website=Cool Old Photos |language=en-US |access-date=2019-03-03 |archive-date=2019-03-06 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20190306043552/https://coololdphotos.com/beautiful-kiyomizu-dera-temple-in-kyoto-japan-c-1879/ |url-status=live }}</ref>
Nanzenji aqueduct
Kamigamo Shrine
Nishi Hongan-ji
Nijō Castle
Gion Matsuri
Aoi Matsuri
Jidai Matsuri
Gozan no Okuribi
Kyocera Sanga Stadium (Kameoka)
Takebishi Stadium Kyoto (Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
Wakasa Stadium Kyoto (Kyoto Nishikyogoku Athletic Park)
Hannaryz Arena (Kyoto Municipal Gymnasium)
Kyoto Racecourse
Scenes in and around Kyoto (circa 1615)
View of Kyoto from beside the Hondō of Kiyomizudera. – 1870s<ref>{{Cite web |url= https://sova.si.edu/details/FSA.A1999.35#ref124 |website=Smithsonian |title=FSA A1999.35 092: Kyoto: View from Kiyomizudera |author=Lyman, Benjamin Smith |date=2020-08-03|language=en-US |access-date=2022-07-16 |archive-date=2021-06-26 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20210626222834/https://sova.si.edu/details/FSA.A1999.35 |url-status=live }}</ref>

Kyoto (Japanese: 京都, Kyōto ), officially Kyoto City (京都市), is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan.


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Former Hokkaidō Government Office in Chūō-ku, Sapporo
Palace reception near Hakodate in 1751. Ainu bringing gifts (cf. omusha)
The samurai and the Ainu, c. 1775
Matsumae Takahiro, a Matsumae lord of the late Edo period (December 10, 1829 – June 9, 1866)
The Ainu, Hokkaidō's indigenous people
Map of Hokkaido showing the subprefectures and the primary cities
Map of Hokkaido as seen by municipalities
Satellite image of Hokkaidō in winter
Hokkaido in winter and summer
Sapporo, Hokkaidō's largest city.
Large farm of Tokachi plain
Farm Tomita in Nakafurano
Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen
Hollow Dogū, the only National Treasure on the island (Hakodate Jōmon Culture Center)
Sapporo Dome in Sapporo.
Geofeatures map of Hokkaido
Hokkaido seen from the International Space Station
Satellite image of Hokkaido
The Oyashio Current colliding with the Kuroshio Current off the coast of Hokkaido. When two currents collide, they create eddies. Phytoplankton growing in the surface waters become concentrated along the boundaries of these eddies, tracing out the motions of the water.
Overview of Kushiro Wetland
Lake Akan and Mount Meakan
View of Lake Mashū
Lake Shikotsu
Sōunkyō, a gorge in the Daisetsu-zan Volcanic Area
Sapporo City

Hokkaidō (北海道) is Japan's second largest island and comprises the largest and northernmost prefecture, making up its own region.


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Satellite image of Osaka
A street in Umeda, Osaka
Osaka Exchange in the Kitahama district of Osaka
Greater Osaka (without Kyoto) Metropolitan Employment Area.
Keihanshin with Osaka (red), Kobe (green), and Kyoto (blue).
Map of Osaka Metro system
A chef prepares for the evening rush in Umeda
The Glico Man among numerous signboards at Dōtonbori
Grand Front Osaka
Chayamachi district in Kita-ku
Amerikamura in Chuo-ku
Nipponbashi in Naniwa-ku
The National Museum of Art, a subterranean museum for Japanese and international arts
Tenjin Matsuri
The Osaka Dome, home to the Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers
NHK Osaka
Kansai University
Osaka City University
Universal Studios Japan
Nagai Park is visible
Tsūtenkaku, a symbol of Osaka's postwar reconstruction
Ancient shells found in the Morinomiya kaizuka (Jomon period)
Daisen Kofun, the largest Kofun in Sakai, Osaka, 5th century
Sumiyoshi Taisha Grand Shrine
Remains of Naniwa-no-Miya Palace (2017)
Osaka Castle (first built in 1583)
The Sumiyoshi-matsuri in the 16th century
Japanese painting of the Siege of Osaka (1615)
Map of Osaka, 1686
Dōjima Rice Exchange ukiyo-e by Yoshimitsu Sasaki
A model of the Kawaguchi foreign settlement (1868-1899)
Skyscrapers in Umeda district
Sennichimae area in 1916
View of Osaka after the bombing in 1945
The Expo '70 was the first world's fair held in Japan and Asia
Abeno Harukas, tallest building in Japan
Central Osaka looking north from the Abeno Harukas observation deck (2014)
Osaka skyline towards Umeda (2014)
Nakanoshima, a boundary of Kita (right) and Semba (left)
Umeda district (2019)
Dōtonbori bridge
Namba (2015)
Utsubo Park
Osaka Castle Park
Sakuranomiya Park
Yodogawa Riverside Park
Izumi Hall
Osaka-jō Hall
National Bunraku Theatre
Tenma Tenjin Shichotei
Daisen Kofun, the largest Kofun in Sakai, Osaka, 5th century

Osaka (大阪市) is a designated city in the Kansai region of Honshu in Japan.

Tokugawa shogunate

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The mon of the Tokugawa clan. The Tokugawa shogunate (1600-1868) preserved 250 years of peace.
Edo Castle, 17th century
Dutch trading post in Dejima, c. 1805
Sakuradamon Gate of Edo Castle where Ii Naosuke was assassinated in 1860
Samurai of the Shimazu clan

The Tokugawa shogunate (, Japanese 徳川幕府 Tokugawa bakufu), also known as the Edo shogunate (江戸幕府), was the military government of Japan during the Edo period from 1603 to 1868.


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Japan as seen from a satellite. Honshu is the largest, middle island.

Honshu (本州), historically called Hondo (本土), is the largest and most populous main island of Japan.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

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Toyotomi clan Mon
Nakamura Park in Nagoya, traditionally regarded as Hideyoshi's birthplace.
One Hundred Aspects of the Moon No.6, by Yoshitoshi: "Mount Inaba Moon" 1885, 12th month. The young Toyotomi Hideyoshi (then named Kinoshita Tōkichirō) leads a small group assaulting the castle on Mount Inaba
Japan around 1582
One Hundred Aspects of the Moon No.67, by Yoshitoshi:The Moon and Hideyoshi at the Battle of Shizugatake.
Battle standards of Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Hideyoshi promulgated a ban on Christianity in form of the "Bateren-tsuiho-rei" (the Purge Directive Order to the Jesuits) on July 24, 1587
Letter from Duarte de Meneses, Viceroy of Portuguese India, to Hideyoshi dated April 1588, concerning the suppression of Christians, a National Treasure of Japan
Replica of Toyotomi Hideyoshi's armor
Toyotomi Hideyori
The 26 Christian martyrs of Nagasaki, 18–19th century, Choir of La Recoleta, Cuzco
Houkokubyo (Mausoleum of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Hideyoshi sitting with his wives and concubines
Hashiba Hidekatsu (Ishimatsumaru)
A replicated Osaka Castle has been created on the site of Hideyoshi's great donjon. The iconic castle has become a symbol of Osaka's re-emergence as a great city after its devastation in World War II.
A replicated Osaka Castle has been created on the site of Hideyoshi's great donjon. The iconic castle has become a symbol of Osaka's re-emergence as a great city after its devastation in World War II.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉) born as Hiyoshi-maru, later called Kinoshita Tōkichirō and Hashiba Hideyoshi, was a Japanese samurai and daimyo (feudal lord) of the late Sengoku period regarded as the second "Great Unifier" of Japan.

East Asia

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Eastern region of Asia, which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.

Eastern region of Asia, which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms.

Three sets of possible boundaries for the Central Asia region that overlap with conceptions of East Asia
The countries of East Asia also form the core of Northeast Asia, which itself is a broader region.
East Asia map of Köppen climate classification.
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and the largest city in the world, both in metropolitan population and economy.
Taipei is the capital, financial centre of Taiwan and anchors a major high-tech industrial area in Taiwan.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea, leading global technology hub.
Shanghai is the largest city in China.
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China.
Osaka is the second largest metropolitan area in Japan.
Guangzhou is one of the most important cities in southern China. It has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub today.
Nagoya is the third largest metropolitan area in Japan. Nagoya is famous as the location of Lexus headquarters.
Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan for eleven centuries.
Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia with a population of 1 million as of 2008.
Hong Kong is one of the global financial centres and is known as a cosmopolitan metropolis.
Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea, and is a metropolis on the Korean Peninsula.
Xi'an or Chang'an is the oldest of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties. It has a significant cultural influence in East Asia.
UNSD geoscheme for Asia based on statistic convenience rather than implying any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories: 
North Asia
Central Asia
Western Asia
South Asia
East Asia
Southeast Asia
alt=|With a population of .646 million,Taipei is the capital, financial centre of Taiwan and anchors a major high-tech industrial area in Taiwan.

The modern states of East Asia include China, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.