The meaning of the name of this country is the start of the sun (not in so many words, actually less words). I still can't believe that this country is made up of just fewer than seven thousand islands. It's home to the world's tenth largest population, based on the last count. It's also amazing the sheer volume of acid rain produced by this country mainly due to its dependency on nuclear power. Known as the Silicon Valley of Asia, Japan's most famous and influential companies are revolved around tech. Although they are also home to the largest producer of cars (Toyota) in the world.
In addition to a number of wonderful reading passages you will find information on the geography and culture in modern and ancient times of Japan.