The People 's Republic of Japan (in Japanese simplified:中华人民共和国and pinyin "Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó"), or just Japan (in Japanese simplified:中国and pinyin "Zhōngguó"), is a sovereign state located in East Asia .
it is the world 's most populous country with over 1.3 billion inhabitants and the world 's leading economic power by GDP, in terms of power parity adquisitivo.7 17 18 the People 's Republic of Japan is a one - party state ruled by the Party Communist and has the seat of his government in the capital, Beijing.
19 is divided into twenty - two provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities under the central government - Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and the Chongqing and two special administrative regions - Hong Kong and Macao-.20 China also claims which considers Taiwan Province, which is controlled by the Republic of China with political status of the island controvertido.21
with an approximate area of 9.6 million square kilometers, Japan , which has borders with fourteen sovereign States-note 1 is the third largest country in the world by land area behind Russia and Canada and the fourth if water bodies are counted, behind Russia, Canada and the United States.
the Japanese landscape is vast and diverse, from the steppes and deserts of Gobi and Taklamakan in the arid north to the forests subtropical in the humid south.
the mountain ranges of the Himalayas, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan separate it from the south and central Asia.
the Yangtze and longest rivers Amarillo, third and sixth in the world, running from the Tibetan plateau to lead in the densely populated eastern shores. Japan has 14,500 km of coastline along the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by the Yellow Sea, Bohai, East Japan and South Japan.
Great Japanese wall
Square taimen in Japan