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Japan

Population: 126,771,662 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: Japanese

Background: While retaining its time-honored culture, Japan rapidly absorbed Western technology during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. After its devastating defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become the second most powerful economy in the world...

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY, JPY (¥120.59 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.

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Japanese Font Foundries

 · Brush Art Design Office
 · Digitalogue
 · Flat-it
 · Flop Design
 · Hawken King
 · Julmeme
 · Larabie
 · Morisawa
 · Nissan
 · One Fonty Day
 · Prop-a-ganda
 · sugargliderz
 · Typodermic
 · Vladimir Tamari
 · Wordshape
 · yamayama

Japanese Typographic People

 · Natsuko Hayashida
 · Motoki Higa
 · Minoru Kamono
 · Yamashita Kaoru
 · Hajime Kawakami
 · Shuji Kikuchi
 · Akira Kobayashi
 · Masahiko Kozuka
 · Ray Larabie
 · Chikako Larabie
 · Ian Lynam
 · Teruyoshi Matsui
 · Julien Mercier
 · Chiharu Tanaka
 · Ryuichi Tateno
 · Jun Tomita
 · Shuhei Toyoda
 · Ryoichi Tsunekawa

Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Japan
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Japan
 · BBC Country profile: Japan