Japan Listen/dÊ’É™ËˆpÃ¦n/ (Japanese: æ—¥æœ¬ Nihon or Nippon; formally æ—¥æœ¬å›½ or Nihon-koku, literally the State of Japan) is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
| Top Level Domain|
| Alpha2 Code||JP|
| Alpha3 Code||JPN|
| Calling Codes|
| Alt Spellings|
| Subregion||Eastern Asia|
| Native Name||日本|
| Numeric Code||392|
| Name||Japanese yen|
| Native Name||日本語 (にほんご)|
| Regional Blocs|
Working holiday visas are available for Citizens aged between 18 and 30 from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan and United Kingdom.
Working holiday visa information
The following countries can gain entry to Japan without a visa. Length of stay varies from 30 to 90 days depending on your nationality.
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, U.S.A, United Kingdom and Uruguay
All foreigners should expect to be photographed, fingerprinted and questioned each and every time they enter Japan.
Japanese visa exemption rules
Foreign embassies in Japan
Note: Please confirm details with embassy because policies do change with time