Area . 377,835 sq. km.
Population . 127,214,499 people.
Capital . Tokyo/Tokio
Nationality . the Japanese – 99% other – 1%
Languages . Japanese (official)
Religion . Christians 0.7%, and Buddhist 84%, other 15.3 per
Mode . monarchy
Post . the Emperor is Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister, Koizumi Juichiro
GDP . 3,55 trillion
The GDP per capita . 28,000
The annual growth rate . -0,3%
Inflation . -0,9%
Production . food industry, mechanical industry, electronic industry, R & d, metallurgy, light industry, chemical industry
Trading partners . USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Nearby country . Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea
Currency . Japanese yen
Customs and regulations . Customs regulations of Japan governing the importation and exportation of goods and products is almost no different from the rules of certain legislative norms of other countries. Upon entry to Japan, foreign nationals fill in immigration card that you want to keep up to date of departure from the country. Duty free allowances 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; three bottles of liquor, 0,5 l (0.7 Continue reading
Japan — a great place for shopping, shopping enthusiasts can find a large variety of quality products, from electronics to authentic pleasant things. The currency in the country is the Japanese yen .
Most stores in Japan are working constantly — including Saturday, Sunday and national holidays. Normal work hours — from 10:00 to 20:00. Large shopping malls close later, private shops can work on their own schedule. Some of the stores are closed on Wednesdays.
In Japan, there are large shopping centers located on several floors over a huge area, with a comfortable temperature, pleasant music, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants. These centers sell various goods: clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, electronics, books, products, etc.
In shopping centres (or outside them in the form of individual shops), there are a large number of boutiques of famous brands, some stores even considered the biggest in the world. Prices are comparable to Moscow, but the range is much wider. In addition, in Japan there is a very interesting own brands, for example — Issey Miyake. Hanae Mori. Jun Ashida. Comme Des Garcons etc.
In Japan it is not customary to haggle nor in the markets or in shops.
Visiting these museums will help to make the journey to Sweden more interesting and informative
Experienced travelers know that you can get around all the sights impossible. Take the same Tokyo: it would seem that the world capital, which is devoted to hundreds of guides in many languages and countless sites on the Internet. The flow of tourists from year to year is growing, and more and more of our countrymen can boast of having already visited Japan. But to find something new and different can always.
Let’s start with Tokyo, which houses the paper Museum and Museum of traditional Japanese swords.
The Museum of paper – Park Asukayama, Tokyo
The Park is Asukayama in Tokyo is an interesting Museum dedicated to the history paper. The Museum houses more than 40,000 exhibits and 10,000 books related to the history of paper, which has more than two thousand years. This collection was first presented to the public in the middle of the last century and since then constantly updated with new items. The story of how he originated and developed the manufacture of paper in Japan, to evaluate the importance and uniqueness of paper in modern life. The permanent exhibition presents copies of traditional Japanese paper “washi”, and a selection Continue reading