Japan (日本, «nihon»/«nippon») is a country that consists of an archipelago of four major islands of the coast of Eastern Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It is neighbors with China, Russia, North Korea and South Korea to the west. Northern Japan actually lies on the North American Plate along with Canada and the United States. Japan has an estimated population of 126,440,000 gathered from the October 2018 census, while the capital city of Japan is Tokyo. Japan has a rich culture and history. Japan was one of the three main Axis Powers of World War II, along with Germany and Italy, and was thus bombed by the United States at Hiroshima.
Both scientists discovered the element Nihonium, whose name is derived from the Japanese name of the country.
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