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A few facts on Japan and its language.
Japanese is part of the Japonic group of languages and is spoken by over 130 million people, mostly in Japan. Japanese is written with a combination of three different types of scripts using modified Chinese characters. The Latin alphabet is also often used in modern Japanese, especially for company names and logos. Japanese has been heavily influenced by other languages notably Chinese and English. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people and the Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million inhabitants. The first written mention of Japan comes from brief appearances in Chinese history texts from the first century A.D.
Japan is a major economic power and has the world's second largest economy. It is a member of the United Nations, G8, OECD and APEC. It is also the world's fourth largest exporter and sixth largest importer. Japan is the home to some of the most advanced technology in the world and is known for producing motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel, ships, chemicals and textiles.
Well known Japanese companies or brands are Toyota, Nissan, Canon, Honda, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Sony, Nintendo, Nippon Steel, Tepco, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. Famous Japanese people include Yoshizawa Akira, Daisuke Inoue, Takuma Sato, Yoko Ono, Soichiro Honda, Ichiro Suzuki and Emperor Hirohito.