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Where is Japan?

Japan is located in Eastern Asia. It is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, lying to the east of the Korean Peninsula.

According to Japanese legend, a sumo match between the gods Takemikazuchi and Takeminakata determined the origin of the Japanese islands. In ancient Japan, sumo was a ritual act, a dedication to the gods to pray for a good harvest.

 

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