Japan Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and China in the southwest.

Japan has a population of 127 million (as of 2016), divided in 47 prefectures in 8 regions.

 

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Tokyo officially Tokyo Metropolis, is the capital city of Japan and one of its 47 prefectures. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan and the Japanese government.

 

Tokyo over the years has staged (outside the Swimming World Cup) other major FINA events (i.e. Artistic Swimming World Series).

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