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Great Japanese Empire
Dai Nippon Teikoku

Timeline: French Trafalgar, British Waterloo

OTL equivalent: Japan
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Imperial Seal
Location of Japan
八紘一宇 "Hakko ichiu"
(""All the world under one roof"")
Anthem ""Kimigayo"
"Imperial Reign"
Capital Tokyo
Largest city Tokyo
Other cities Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Kyoto, Sapporo, Osaka
Language Japanese
  others Buddhism
Government Constitutional Monarchy/Sorelist Dictatorship
  Legislature Imperial Rule Assistance Association
Emperor Masahito
Shogun Makoto Sakurai
Population 77,700,000 
Established February 11, 660 (traditional)
Currency Japanese Yen

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon) is an island country of East Asia in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); its six main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa, and Taiwan. Tokyo is the country's capital and largest city; other major cities include Osaka and Nagoya.