Japan Government

Government type
constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Capital
Tokyo
Administrative divisions
47 prefectures; Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Ehime, Fukui, Fukuoka, Fukushima, Gifu, Gumma, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Hyogo, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kagawa, Kagoshima, Kanagawa, Kochi, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Mie, Miyagi, Miyazaki, Nagano, Nagasaki, Nara, Niigata, Oita, Okayama, Okinawa, Osaka, Saga, Saitama, Shiga, Shimane, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokushima, Tokyo, Tottori, Toyama, Wakayama, Yamagata, Yamaguchi, Yamanashi
Independence
660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu)
National holiday
Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)
Constitution
3 May 1947
Legal system
modeled after European civil law system with English-American influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
Suffrage
20 years of age; universal
Flag description
white with a large red disk (representing the sun without rays) in the center

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Japan

JAPAN

JAPAN DESTINATIONS


Beppu
Fukuoka
Hakodate
Hakone
Himeji
Hiroshima
Kagoshima
Kamakura
Kanazawa
Kansai Airport
Kobe
Kyoto
Matsumoto
Matsuyama
Mt Fuji
Nagano
Nagasaki
Nagoya
Nara
Narita Airport
Nikko
Niseko
Okinawa
Osaka
Sapporo
Shirakawa-go
Takayama
Tokushima
Tokyo
Yamagata
Yokohama

REGIONS
Chubu
Chugoku
Hokkaido
Kansai
Kanto
Kyushu
Shikoku
Tohoku

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