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Category: Country of Japan (page 1 of 4)

Japan is an island nation in Northeast Asia.

Japanese Transnational Issues

International Disputes Involving Japan:

1. The sovereignty dispute over the islands of Etorofu, Kunashiri, and Shikotan, and the Habomai group, known in Japan as the “Northern Territories” and in Russia as the “Southern Kuril Islands,” occupied by the Soviet Union in 1945, now administered by Russia and claimed by Japan, remains the primary sticking point to signing a peace treaty formally ending World War II hostilities.

2. Japan and South Korea claim Liancourt Rocks (Take-shima/Dokdo) occupied by South Korea since 1954.

3. China and Taiwan dispute both Japan’s claims to the uninhabited islands of the Senkaku-shoto (Diaoyu Tai) and Japan’s unilaterally declared exclusive economic zone in the East China Sea, the site of intensive hydrocarbon prospecting.

THE JAPANESE MILITARY

Military Branches

Japanese Ministry of Defense (MOD):

Ground Self-Defense Force (Rikujou Jietai, GSDF), Maritime Self-Defense Force (Kaijou Jietai, MSDF), Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai, ASDF) (2009)

Military service age and obligation:

18 years of age for voluntary military service (2001) Read more

Transportation in Japan

Number of Japanese Airports: 175 (2008)
country comparison to the world: 35
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Number on Japanese Phones and Internet Users

Telephones – main lines in use: 51.232 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 5

Telephones – mobile cellular: 107.339 million (2007)
country comparison to the world: 7

Telephone system: excellent domestic and international service
domestic: high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind

International: country code – 81

Numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and US

Satellite earth stations – 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region), and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions

Radio broadcast stations: AM 215 (plus 370 repeaters), FM 89 (plus 485 repeaters), shortwave 21 (2001)

Television broadcast stations: 211 (plus 7,341 repeaters)
In addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)

Internet country code: .jp
Internet hosts:   39.909 million (2008)
country comparison to the world: 2

Internet users: 88.11 million (2007)
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Nichigin: The Bank of Japan

The Bank of Japan (日本銀行, Nippon Ginkō) is the central bank of Japan. It is called Nichigin (日銀) for short.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
Established in 1882
Bank Governor: Shirakawa Masaaki 白川方明 since April 2008
Base borrowing rate: 0.30%

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