Japan is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean with dense cities, imperial palaces, mountainous national parks and thousands of shrines and temples. About 73 percent of Japan is mountainous, and all its major cities, except the ancient capital of Kyoto, cling to narrow coastal plains. Only an estimated 18 percent of Japan’s territory is suitable for settlement—so Japan’s cities are large and densely populated. Among the top three exporters of manufactured goods, the nation has the second largest economy after that of the U.S. Let us have a look into the 10 most interesting facts about the beautiful island Nation of Japan. Find out about the life expectancy, literacy rate and other interesting facts about Japan in this short educational video.