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Country: Japan
ISO code/s JP / JPN
From year660 BC
Description

Japan (formally State of Japan) is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and Japan is often called "Land of the Rising Sun".

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan's population of 126 million is the world's tenth largest. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the world's largest metropolitan area, with over 30 million residents.

Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan
Provinces
NameFromTo
Nanyo 19191947
Monarch reigns
NameFromTo
神武天皇 (Emperor Jimmu) 11 February 660 BC 9 April 585 BC
綏靖天皇 (Emperor Suizei) 581 BC 549 BC
安寧天皇 (Emperor Annei) 549 BC 511 BC
懿徳天皇 (Emperor Itoku) 510 BC 476 BC
孝昭天皇 (Emperor Kōshō) 475 BC 393 BC
孝安天皇 (Emperor Kōan) 392 BC 291 BC
孝霊天皇 (Emperor Kōrei) 290 BC 215 BC
孝元天皇 (Emperor Kōgen) 214 BC 158 BC
開化天皇 (Emperor Kaika) 157 BC 98 BC
崇神天皇 (Emperor Sujin) 97 BC 30 BC
垂仁天皇 (Emperor Suinin) 28 BC 70
景行天皇 (Emperor Keikō) 71 130
成務天皇 (Emperor Seimu) 131 191
仲哀天皇 (Emperor Chūai) 192 200
神功皇后 (Empress Consort Jingū) 201 269
応神天皇 (Emperor Ōjin) 270 310
仁徳天皇 (Emperor Nintoku) 313 399
履中天皇 (Emperor Richū) 400 405
反正天皇 (Emperor Hanzei) 406 410
允恭天皇 (Emperor Ingyō) 410 453
安康天皇 (Emperor Ankō) 453 456
雄略天皇 (Emperor Yūryaku) 456 479
清寧天皇 (Emperor Seinei) 480 484
顕宗天皇 (Emperor Kenzō) 485 487
仁賢天皇 (Emperor Ninken) 488 498
武烈天皇 (Emperor Buretsu) 498 506
継体天皇 (Emperor Keitai) 507 531
安閑天皇 (Emperor Ankan) 531 536
宣化天皇 (Emperor Senka) 536 539
欽明天皇 (Emperor Kinmei) 539 571
敏達天皇 (Emperor Bidatsu) 572 14 September 585
用明天皇 (Emperor Yōmei) 585 587
崇峻天皇 (Emperor Sushun) 587 592
推古天皇 (Empress Suiko) 593 15 April 628
舒明天皇 (Emperor Jomei) 629 17 November 641
皇極天皇 (Empress Kōgyoku) 25 January 642 14 June 645
孝徳天皇 (Emperor Kōtoku) 645 24 November 654
斉明天皇 (Empress Saimei) 3 January 655 24 July 661
天智天皇 (Emperor Tenji) 661 7 January 672
弘文天皇 (Emperor Kōbun) 672 21 August 672
天武天皇 (Emperor Tenmu) 673 1 October 686
持統天皇 (Empress Jitō) 686 697
文武天皇 (Emperor Monmu) 697 707
元明皇后 (Empress Genmei) 707 715
元正天皇 (Empress Genshō) 3 October 715 3 March 724
聖武天皇 (Emperor Shōmu) 3 March 724 19 August 749
孝謙天皇 (Empress Kōken) 749 758
淳仁天皇 (Emperor Junnin) 758 764
称徳天皇 (Empress Shōtoku) 764 770
光仁天皇 (Emperor Kōnin) 28 August 770 781
桓武天皇 (Emperor Kanmu) 781 5 February 806
平城天皇 (Emperor Heizei) 9 April 806 809
嵯峨天皇 (Emperor Saga) 18 May 809 23 May 823
淳和天皇 (Emperor Junna) 30 May 823 22 March 833
仁明天皇 (Emperor Ninmyō) 22 March 833 6 May 850
文徳天皇 (Emperor Montoku) 850 7 October 858
清和天皇 (Emperor Seiwa) 858 876
陽成天皇 (Emperor Yōzei) 18 December 876 4 March 884
光孝天皇 (Emperor Kōkō) 23 March 884 17 September 887
宇多天皇 (Emperor Uda) 887 897
醍醐天皇 (Emperor Daigo) 897 16 October 930
朱雀天皇 (Emperor Suzaku) 930 946
村上天皇 (Emperor Murakami) 31 May 946 5 July 967
冷泉天皇 (Emperor Reizei) 967 969
円融天皇 (Emperor En'yū) 969 24 September 984
花山天皇 (Emperor Kazan) 984 986
一条天皇 (Emperor Ichijō) 1 August 986 16 July 1011
三条天皇 (Emperor Sanjō) 1011 10 March 1016
後一条天皇 (Emperor Go-Ichijō) 1016 15 May 1036
後朱雀天皇 (Emperor Go-Suzaku) 1036 5 February 1045
後冷泉天皇 (Emperor Go-Reizei) 1045 22 May 1068
後三条天皇 (Emperor Go-Sanjō) 1068 18 January 1072
白河天皇 (Emperor Shirakawa) 1073 3 January 1087
堀河天皇 (Emperor Horikawa) 1087 9 August 1107
鳥羽天皇 (Emperor Toba) 1107 25 February 1123
崇徳天皇 (Emperor Sutoku) 1123 1142
崇徳天皇 (Emperor Konoe) 1142 22 August 1155
後白河天皇 (Emperor Go-Shirakawa) 1155 1158
二条天皇 (Emperor Nijō) 1158 1165
六条天皇 (Emperor Rokujō) 1165 1168
高倉天皇 (Emperor Takakura) 1168 1180
安徳天皇 (Emperor Antoku) 1180 24 March 1185
後鳥羽天皇 (Emperor Go-Toba) 1183 1198
土御門天皇 (Emperor Tsuchimikado) 1198 1210
順徳天皇 (Emperor Juntoku) 1210 1221
仲恭天皇 (Emperor Chūkyō) 1221 1221
後堀河天皇 (Emperor Go-Horikawa) 1221 1232
四条天皇 (Emperor Shijō) 1232 10 February 1242
後嵯峨天皇 (Emperor Go-Saga) 1242 1246
後深草天皇 (Emperor Go-Fukakusa) 1246 1260
亀山天皇 (Emperor Kameyama) 1259 1274
後宇多天皇 (Emperor Go-Uda) 1274 1287
伏見天皇 (Emperor Fushimi) 1287 1298
後伏見天皇 (Emperor Go-Fushimi) 1298 1301
後二条天皇 (Emperor Go-Nijō) 3 March 1301 10 September 1308
花園天皇 (Emperor Hanazono) 1308 1318
後醍醐天皇 (Emperor Go-Daigo) 29 March 1318 18 September 1339
光厳天皇 (Emperor Kōgon) - Pretender 1332 1334
光明天皇 (Emperor Kōmyō) - Pretender 1336 1348
後村上天皇 (Emperor Go-Murakami) 18 September 1339 29 March 1368
崇光天皇 (Emperor Sukō) - Pretender 1348 1351
後光厳天皇 (Emperor Go-Kōgon) - Pretender 25 September 1352 9 April 1371
長慶天皇 (Emperor Chōkei) 1368 1383
後円融天皇 (Emperor Go-En'yū) - Pretender 9 April 1371 24 May 1382
後小松天皇 (Emperor Go-Komatsu) - Pretender 24 May 1382 21 October 1392
後亀山天皇 (Emperor Go-Kameyama) 1383 21 October 1392
後小松天皇 (Emperor Go-Komatsu) 21 October 1392 5 October 1412
称光天皇 (Emperor Shōkō) 5 October 1412 30 July 1428
後花園天皇 (Emperor Go-Hanazono) 1428 1464
後土御門天皇 (Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado) 21 August 1464 21 October 1500
後柏原天皇 (Emperor Go-Kashiwabara) 16 November 1500 19 May 1526
後奈良天皇 (Emperor Go-Nara) 9 June 1526 27 September 1557
正親町天皇 (Emperor Ōgimachi) 27 October 1557 17 December 1586
後陽成天皇 (Emperor Go-Yōzei) 17 December 1586 9 May 1611
後水尾天皇 (Emperor Go-Mizunoo) 9 May 1611 22 December 1629
明正天皇 (Empress Meishō) 22 December 1629 14 November 1643
後光明天皇 (Emperor Go-Kōmyō) 14 November 1643 30 October 1654
後西天皇 (Emperor Go-Sai) 1655 1663
霊元天皇 (Emperor Reigen) 1663 1687
東山天皇 (Emperor Higashiyama) 1687 27 July 1709
中御門天皇 (Emperor Nakamikado) 27 July 1709 13 April 1735
桜町天皇 (Emperor Sakuramachi) 13 April 1735 9 June 1747
桃園天皇 (Emperor Momozono) 9 June 1747 31 August 1762
後桜町天皇 (Empress Go-Sakuramachi) 15 September 1762 9 January 1771
後桜町天皇 (Emperor Go-Momozono) 9 January 1771 12 June 1779
光格天皇 (Emperor Kōkaku) 16 December 1780 7 May 1817
仁孝天皇 (Emperor Ninkō) 31 October 1817 21 February 1846
孝明天皇 (Emperor Kōmei) 10 March 1846 30 January 1867
明治天皇 (Emperor Meiji) 3 February 1867 30 July 1912
大正天皇 (Emperor Taishō) 30 July 1912 25 December 1926
昭和天皇 (Emperor Shōwa) 25 December 1926 7 January 1989
明仁 (Emperor Akihito) 7 January 1989