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ID: 1000120
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  Japan (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 138 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 138.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises the Japan island chain, including four main islands (from north to south these are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu) and numerous smaller islands. Early inhabitants, Ainu, were driven north by Manchu-Korean and Malayan invaders; imperial line was founded 7th century BCE; adopted handwriting and much of Chinese culture in the 6th-9th centuries. The emperor was controlled by Shogunates 12th-19th centuries; European contact 16th-19th centuries. The official language is Japanese.

Names:
Nihon (preferred,C,V,Japanese (transliterated)-P,U,N)
Nihon-koku (C,V,O)
Nippon (C,V,Japanese (transliterated),U,N)
Nippon-koku (C,V,O)
Niphon (C,V)
Japan (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Japon (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Giappone (C,O)
Japón (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Japão (C,O)
日本 (C,O,Japanese-P,U)
日本 (Chinese,U)
日本国 (C,O,O,Chinese,U)
日本国 (Japanese,U)
Япония (C,O,Russian-P,U)
ا اًَبان (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
JPN (C,O,ISO3L)
JP (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO392 (C,O,ISO3N)
JA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Japanese (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ........  Japan (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of East Asia (general region)  ........  East Asia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Japan (nation)  ............  Japan (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  first unified in 5th cen.; with expanded borders, 1910-1945
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
constitutional monarchy (C)
island nation (C)
empire (H)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Tokyo .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Japan, Kanto, Tōkyō metropolis) [7004472]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1956

Sources and Contributors:
Giappone..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
ISO392..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
JA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
Japan..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 630 ff.
..............  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 305-307
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 496 ff.
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 20
..............  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-44
..............  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 60
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Japanese..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 19
Japão..........  [VP]
..............  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
Japon..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 435
Japón..........  [VP]
..............  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1990) 841
JP..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
JPN..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
Nihon..........  [FDA, VP Preferred]
..............  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 637
..............  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..............  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 16 June 2009
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Nihon-koku..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 16 June 2009
Niphon..........  [FDA, VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 566
Nippon..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 566
Nippon-koku..........  [VP]
.......................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 16 June 2009
日本..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
日本国..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Япония..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
ا اًَبان..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 24 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 630 ff.
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 637
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 305-307
..................  Cassell's French Dictionary (1981) 435
..................  Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) 223
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1990) 841
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 496 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 767
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) 319
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 20
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-44
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 60
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 19
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 566
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 566
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 9 August 2004

 

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