JAPAN



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Nippon

CAPITAL : Tokyo

FLAG : The Sun-flag (Hi-no-Maru) consists of a red circle on a white background.

ANTHEM : (de facto) Kimigayo (The Reign of Our Emperor), with words dating back to the ninth century.

MONETARY UNIT : The yen (¥) of 100 sen is issued in coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 yen, and notes of 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 10,000 yen. ¥1 = $0.0083 (or $1 = ¥120) as of May 2003.

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES : The metric system is the legal standard.

HOLIDAYS : New Year's Day, 1 January; Adults' Day, 15 January; Commemoration of the Founding of the Nation, 11 February; Vernal Equinox Day, 20 or 21 March; Greenery Day, 29 April; Constitution Day, 3 May; Children's Day, 5 May; Respect for the Aged Day, 15 September; Autumnal Equinox Day, 23 or 24 September; Health-Sports Day, 10 October; Culture Day, 3 November; Labor-Thanksgiving Day, 23 November; Emperor's Birthday, 23 December.

TIME : 9 PM = noon GMT.


DEPENDENCIES

Japan has no territories or colonies.

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