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Japan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Philippine Sea, Korea Strait, East China Sea and Sea of Japan. The Sea of Japan is to Japan's west, while the Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea are to its east. The East China Sea is to the south, and the Korea Strait separates Japan from Korea.

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    Q: What are the natural resources of China?

    A: China’s natural resources include its vast farmland, water supply, mineral deposits, and plant and animal biodiversity. The country is rich with natural resources and utilizes them for tourism and exporting.
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  • What is the difference between Hunan and Szechuan?

    Q: What is the difference between Hunan and Szechuan?

    A: One of the biggest differences between Hunan and Szechuan cuisine is that Hunan dishes use the seeds and membranes of chili peppers and Szechuan dishes use a chili bean paste. This makes Hunan foods hotter.
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  • On what continent is Japan?

    Q: On what continent is Japan?

    A: Japan is part of the continent Asia. It is an island nation located to the east across the water from Russia, China, and North and South Korea.
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  • What is the most populated island in Japan?

    Q: What is the most populated island in Japan?

    A: Honshu is Japan's largest and most populated island. It has 10,084 kilometers of coastline and is the world's second most populated island.
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  • What are the physical features of China?

    Q: What are the physical features of China?

    A: Physical features of China include deserts, plateaus, grasslands, tropics, mountains and rivers, with the majority of the land being mountainous, high and hilly. The elevation is high in the west and lowers dramatically toward the east of the country.
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  • Who is the current Chinese President?

    Q: Who is the current Chinese President?

    A: Xi Jinping is president of China and chief of the nation's Communist Party, as of 2014. The BBC reports that he is expected to lead the world's second-largest economy for the next 10 years.
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  • Where is Mt. Fuji located?

    Q: Where is Mt. Fuji located?

    A: Mount Fuji is located in Japan, on Honshu Island. It is about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo, where it can be seen on a clear day. The active stratovolcano is the highest mountain in Japan, with a height of 12,389 feet.
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  • What does China export?

    Q: What does China export?

    A: China's major exports are electromechanical products and labor-intensive products. The goods that fall into these categories include optical, technical and medical apparatus, clothing, textiles, footwear, furniture, plastic products and toys. High-tech products account for 29 percent of China's exports.
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  • Where is Mongolia located?

    Q: Where is Mongolia located?

    A: Mongolia is located in northern Asia, between Russia and China. Mongolia is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Mongolia comprises a total area of about 604,000 square miles, making it a little smaller than the state of Alaska.
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  • What is the national animal of China?

    Q: What is the national animal of China?

    A: The national animal of China is the giant panda. Entirely unknown in the west until 1869, giant pandas were a part of some of the first cultural exchanges between the U.S. and the People's Republic of China: so much so, that such exchanges were sometimes called "panda diplomacy."
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  • Does it snow in China?

    Q: Does it snow in China?

    A: China experiences snow during winter months. In fact, it can get quite cold in China in the winter, with temperatures dipping well below freezing. Even warmer regions of China sometimes experience snow in winter.
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  • Where do most people in Japan live?

    Q: Where do most people in Japan live?

    A: As of 2009, most people in Japan live in Tokyo, a city that has a population of 36.507 million, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook. The estimated population of Japan for July 2014 is 127,103,388.
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  • What is Japan doing to prepare for earthquakes?

    Q: What is Japan doing to prepare for earthquakes?

    A: According to Time.com, Japan has one of the most advanced early earthquake warning systems in the world. The system was launched in 2007 and detects tremors, calculates an earthquake's epicenter and sends out short warnings from over 1,000 seismographs spread throughout the country. The system is run by the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, but the Japanese Meteorological Agency sends out the actual warnings.
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  • What kind of government does China have?

    Q: What kind of government does China have?

    A: According to the CIA World Factbook, China's government is a communist state. Organized into executive, legislative and judicial branches, China's government exists to carry out the policy goals of the Chinese Communist Party.
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  • How much did it cost to build The Great Wall of China?

    Q: How much did it cost to build The Great Wall of China?

    A: While it is impossible to know exactly what the Great Wall of China cost to build, modern calculations estimate the cost to be approximately $360 billion. The wall is 4,160 miles from end to end.
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  • What animals live in China?

    Q: What animals live in China?

    A: Some of the animals that live in China are giant pandas, leopards, Tibetan foxes, lar gibbons, Asian elephants, giant salamanders, scorpions, Himalayan jumping spiders, tigers, brown bears, otters, alligators and the Indian rock python. The climate in China varies greatly due to the country's immense size, resulting in a plethora of different species.
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  • Are there any deserts in China?

    Q: Are there any deserts in China?

    A: China has several deserts. Some deserts of China include the Badain Jaran Desert, Gobi Desert, Gurbantunggut Desert, Hami Desert, Kumtag Desert, Lop Desert and the Taklamakan Desert.
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  • What are some facts about the Indus River?

    Q: What are some facts about the Indus River?

    A: The Indus River originates in the Tibetan plateau and is the longest river in Pakistan. Many residents of Pakistan consider the river to be the lifeline of their country.
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  • Why is Japan called the "land of the rising sun"?

    Q: Why is Japan called the "land of the rising sun"?

    A: Japan is called the "land of the rising sun" because from China it appears that the sun rises from the direction of Japan. The Japanese people call their country "Nippon" or "Nihon," which literally translated means "source of the sun." It is loosely translated into English as "land of the rising sun."
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  • What is the highest point in China?

    Q: What is the highest point in China?

    A: The highest point in China is Mount Everest at approximately 8,850 meters in height. The mountain is a part of the Himalayan mountain range on the Chinese Tibetan border with Nepal. Mount Everest is the highest point in the world.
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  • What is the official name of China?

    Q: What is the official name of China?

    A: In Chinese, the official name of China is Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo. Locally, people use the shorter form Zhong Guo. Internationally, the official name of China is People's Republic of China, which is abbreviated P.R.C.
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