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Formal Name: Japan日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku.

Short Form: Japan 日本.

Capital City: Tokyo

Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Spoken Language: Aynu Itak; Ryukyuan languages; Amami; Kikai; Kunigami

Term for Citizen(s): Japanese

Drives on the: Left

Climate: The climate of Japan is predominantly temperate, but varies greatly from north to south. Japan's geographical features divide it into six principal climatic zones: Hokkaido, Sea of Japan, Central Highland, Seto Inland Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Ryukyu Islands. The northernmost zone, Hokkaido, has a humid continental climate with long, cold winters and very warm to cool summers. Precipitation is not heavy, but the islands usually develop deep snowbanks in the winter.

Time Zone: National Standard Time UTC+9 (Philippines behind 1 hour)

Currency: The yen (Japanese: 円, symbol: ¥; code: JPY) is the official currency of Japan. It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the Euro. It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the pound sterling.

Coins ¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥50, ¥100, ¥500

Banknotes ¥1000, ¥2000, ¥5000, ¥10,000

Calling code: +81

Distance: From Manila to Tokyo is: 1849.8 Miles (2977 Kilometers / 1606.4 Nautical Miles).

Flight Time: Approximate travel time from Manila (MNL) to Tokyo (NRT) is 4 hours, 40 minutes.

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