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  1. Interesting Facts About Japan By Alan Utharntharm Y4R March 2008

  2. (A) General Facts Japanese Flag The red circle in the middle of the flag represents the sun. The white background of the flag symbolises purity and honesty. Interesting Facts About Japan

  3. (A) General Facts Map of Japan There are four main islands that form Japan. They are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. Japan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the sea of Japan. Interesting Facts About Japan

  4. (A) General Facts Japanese Language It is originated from the Chinese characters and it is called “Kanji”. It evolves into its own language with its own characters and it is called “Hiragana". With globalisation, it also has to incorporate foreign words into it and it is called “Katakana”. Interesting Facts About Japan

  5. (A) General Facts Japanese Food The most popular Japanese food are sushi, tempura, sashimi and miso soup. It is very healthy because it is made of seafood and rice. Interesting Facts About Japan

  6. (B) Tourist Attractions Fuji San It is the tallest mountain in Japan, 3,776m tall. It has been a dormant volcano since 1707, that was the last time it erupted. It means “everlasting life” in Japanese language. Interesting Facts About Japan

  7. (B) Tourist Attractions Sakura It is cherry blossom which is the national flower of Japan. The Japanese celebrate each spring with “ohanami” which means flowers viewing parties with picnics, drinking and singing. It lasts in its full blossom in only a few days. Interesting Facts About Japan

  8. (B) Tourist Attractions The Shinkansen It is the Japanese bullet train. It is one of the fastest trains in the world, traveling up to 300 kilometres per hour. It connects the major cities north and south of Tokyo. Interesting Facts About Japan

  9. (B) Tourist Attractions The Tokyo Tower It is 333m tall, the world’s tallest self-supporting iron tower. It was built in 1958 and since then it became famous. People around the world visited it everyday. It symbolises that Tokyo is a modern and international city. Interesting Facts About Japan

  10. ARIGATO! Interesting Facts About Japan