Japanese Background

Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands located in the Pacific Ocean, the biggest islands being Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. It is considered one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with the capital of Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolitan area with the population of 30 million. Japan’s history dates as far back as 10,000 BC. During the WW II it became an Axis power and its 1941 Pearl Harbor attack eventually resulted in 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US. Modern Japan is a constitutional monarchy, notorious for volcanic activity, earthquakes and tsunamis, and famous for sushi, martial arts as judo and karate, and such business giants as Toyota, Honda, Nintendo, Sony, Canon, or Panasonic. As a part of the Japonic language family, Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by 125 million people, with its own writing system. Parents all over the world admire Japanese names for their ancient ancestry, profound etymology, and linguistic uniqueness.