Japan is a stable, highly developed nation with the world's second-largest economy after the United States. The national literacy rate is 99%, and the average IQ is 105.
The Japanese islands' total land area is roughly 142,000 square miles, approximately 94% of California's total area.
The East Sea separates Japan's four major islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, from the Asian continent.
Japanese life is characterized by complexity and contrast, mixing a long and rich cultural history with robust economic and technological growth since the 1950s. As a result, the country is one of the world's top nations for manufacturing, trading, and financial development.
The World Bank classifies Japan as a highly developed free-market economy with the following trade agreements and alliances: