Visit Japan – Ancient Cultures and Stunning Scenery

Japan is the English word for the country. The local name is Nippon, which is printed on the postage stamps and legal currency, but it is also called Nihon by the general population. Regardless of the language, it means origin of the rising sun. The country is often thought to be the oldest in the world, as the Emperor in 660 decreed. Historical data does show, however, that while it was not known as a country, per se, there was…

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