Asian Domains: Japan (.jp)
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.jp registration your Japanese domain, click here!.jp is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Japan. It is administered by the Japan Registry Service.
At the establishment of the .jp domain the domain was administered by the JPNIC, as part of their role as an overseeing technical body for the Internet in Japan. However, due to the growing importance and size of the .jp registry, it was decided at the 11th General Meeting of JPNIC in December 2000 to create a new corporation that would manage the .jp domain. Thus, the Japan Registry Service was created, and on June 30, 2003, officially assumed the duties of the .jp registry.
.jp registrations are only allowed if the registrant has a physical address in Japan.
Registrations are processed via accredited registrars and domain names with Japanese characters (kanji, hiragana or katakana) may be registered at the second level.
Background Information :
Population2007 estimate 127,433,494 (10th) - 2004 census 127,333,002 - Density 337/km2 (30th) 872.8/sq mi
GDP(PPP) 2007 estimate - Total $4,292 trillion (3rd) - Per capita $33,596 (22nd)
National AnthemKimi ga Yo ("May your reign last forever")
AreaTotal 377,873 km2 (62nd) 145,883 sq mi - Water (%) 0.8
International Dialling Code81
CurrencyInternational Symbol ¥ Pronounced (Yen)
GovernmentParliamentary constitutional monarchy - Emperor Akihito - Prime Minister Taro Aso Formation - National Foundation Day February 11, 660 BC - Meiji Constitution November 29, 1890 - Current constitution May 3, 1947 - Treaty of San Francisco April 28, 1952
LanguageJapanese (de facto)
Time ZoneJST (UTC+9) Date formats yyyy-mm-dd yyyy Japan (Nihon or Nippon or Nihon-koku) is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, People's Republic of China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters which make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin country", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
Japan comprises over 3,000 islands making it an archipelago. The largest islands are HonshÊ½, Hokkaid, KyÊ½shÊ½ and Shikoku, together accounting for 97% of Japan's land area. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital city of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.
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