Updated at 2022-03-22
Sake has been closely associated with Japanese life for thousands of years. Although the technique for brewing sake was adapted from that for making Jiangsu and Zhejiang rice wine, it has evolved into a process unique to Japan. Japanese sake is a clear and transparent yellow or clear liquid. It is gentle on the palate and aromatic, very different from the experience of Chinese rice wine. Sake has found its way into modern life, from special occasions to everyday dining. It is undoubtedly the quintessence of Japan.
Flag: The flag of Japan is known as the "Flag of Sun," a red disc centered on a white rectangular banner). The ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the diameter of the red disk is three-fifths of the vertical length, with the center of the red disk aligned with the center of the flag.
National Day: February 11
Area: 377,976 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 125 million
Currency: Japanese Yen
Government: Constitutional monarchy, separation of powers