Japan is situated on the Pacific Ocean, and has four major islands - Hokaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku. The country also has a large number of smaller islands, the four mentioned here are the most well known. The total size of the country is 377,835 square kilometers, with the total land standing at 374,744 square kilometers. Japan also has mountains, with the highest and most well known being Mount Fuji. The rivers provide the country with the means to generate electricity, and are also sources of water for irrigation.
On the religious front, the main religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shintoism, with 84 percent of the people following these religions. 0.7 percent of the Japanese follow Christianity.