Updated at 2022-03-23
Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and symbolizes the spirits of Japanese people. The magnificent snow-covered volcano surrounded by lakes has inspired generations of artists and poets. However, the masterpieces of Hokusai Katsushika and Hiroshige Utagawa introduced this Japanese heritage to the world. Today, the first thing that comes to people's minds when thinking about Japan is Mt. Fuji. In 2013, UNESCO designated Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site and coined it "a sacred place and source of artistic inspiration." Mt. Fuji appears on a variety of souvenirs, and it is also the subject of many paintings and photos.
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