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China

China Fast Facts...

Relative Location
Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam

Population
1,338,612,968 (July 2009 est.)

Land Area
9,326,410 sq km

GDP Per Capita
$6,000 (2008 est.)
$5,500 (2007 est.)
$4,900 (2006 est.)

Major River
The Huang He (also called the Yellow River) and the Yangtze

Form Of Government
Communist state

Language
Mandarin

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html

The Great Wall
The Great Wall of China was first ordered constructed by Emperor Qin during the Qin Dynasty to defend his realm against marauding nomadic tribes, and its construction continued throughout successive Chinese dynasties.The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km.The Great Wall offers a timeless charm to tourists, but scenery varies with seasons. Visit it in different time you will get a quite different scene.

Huang Long
Huang Long scenic spot has very special sceneries, rich natural resources, and primeval forest. Huanglong is thus called "A Fairyland on Earth". There are snow mountains just like those in Canada, the Great Gorge in America, the primeval forest in Colorado, and the glamourous ponds in Huangshi Park. With so many wonderful views gathered in one place, Huang Long is not only the treasure of China, but also the treasure of the world.

The Himalayas
The Sanskrit name Himalaya, meaning "abode of snow," truly characterizes the vast permanent snowfields above the snow line. Watching the Himalayas - cool, lofty and majestic - can be a breathtaking experience. The timelessness of such mountains has a soothing effect, sometimes inspiring, to the beholder.

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Tokyo, Japan

Japan Fast Facts...

Relative Location
Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Population
127,288,416 (July 2008 est.)
Land Area
377, 835 km squared
GDP Per Capita
$34,200 (2008 est.)
$34,300 (2007 est.)
$33,400 (2006 est.)
Major River
the Shinanho river, running 367 kilometers, and the Tama river, running 138 kilometers.
Form of Government
a parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
Language
Japanese

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html

Senso-Ji Temple
The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built there for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.

Meji-Jingu
When Emperor Meiji died in 1912 and Empress Shōken in 1914, the Japanese people wished to pay their respects to the two influential Japanese figures. It was for this reason that Meiji Shrine was constructed and their souls enshrined on November 1, 1920. The shrine was calm, beautiful, and peaceful.

Akihabara Electric Town
Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods, including new and used items. New items are mostly to be found on the main street, Chūōdōri, with many kinds of used items found in the back streets of Soto Kanda 3. Akihabara gained some fame through being home to one of the first stores devoted to personal robots and robotics. It is noisy and very upbeat wit people everywhere you look.

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