Here goes my very first postcard from Japan!! Thank you a lot Tsou Lian!!
Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is situated on the northern shore of the island of Kyushu in Japan.
Ranked as the 12th of the world’s most livable cities in the magazine Monocle in 2012, Fukuoka was praised for its green spaces in a metropolitan setting. It is the most populous city in Kyushu, followed by Kitakyushu. It is the largest city and metropolitan area west of Keihanshin. The city was designated on April 1, 1972 by government ordinance. Greater Fukuoka, with 2.5 million people (2005 census), is part of the heavily industrialized Fukuoka-Kitakyushu zone as well as Northern Kyushu.
As of June 2011, Fukuoka is Japan’s 7th largest city, having passed the population of Kyoto. This marks the first time that a city west of the Kinki region has a larger population than Kyoto since the founding of Kyoto in the 7th century. However, in ancient times, the area near Fukuoka was thought to be perhaps even more influential than the Yamato region.
And here go 10 facts about Japan:
In Japan, there are vending machines that dispense beer.
Japanese kitchens does not necessary have ovens.
Japan has around 1500 earthquakes each year.
Rice is common in the traditional Japanese breakfast.
The major religions in Japan is Buddhism and Shinto, even though religion does not have a significant impact in Japanese people’s life.
Japan has one of the highest average life expectancy rate.
The estimated population in Japan is around 127 million, 98.5% is composed of ethnic Japanese.
Japan is considered the largest country in producing automobiles.
More than 70% of the total Japanese area consists of mountains, and over 200 volcanoes.
The official currency in Japan is Yen.
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