Asia, Japan

Narita kind of counts

No Comments 7 August 2010

Narita kind of counts

The Monkey’s visit to Japan is an asterisked one, for he only spent a few hours in Tokyo’s Narita Airport en route to Hong Kong in 2006.


The Monkey doesn’t want to make much of his stop in Japan, but he did get a chance to snap a few rather dull airport pictures and do some people-watching. Since he’s keen on Kyoto, karaoke, and J-pop sensations Happatai, there’s little doubt that the Monkey will be passing through this Asian powerhouse again, and next time he’ll probably stay longer and travel beyond the bounds of the airport.

An ad about Mount Fuji, Narita Airport, Japan
A cheap facsimile of the real thing, but this shot gives you some sense of what the Monkey might look like in front of Japan’s fabled Mount Fuji (or at least a billboard of it).


You’re thinking, “What about this photo proves it’s in Japan?” Do you really distrust the Monkey that much?



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Japan

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Population:

127,288,416 (2008)

Land area:

374,744 sq. km.

Capital:

Tokyo (pop: 12,527,115; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Japan ranked 12th in the UNDP Human Development Index and 2nd in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $34,022.94. Public debt accounts for 170 percent of total GDP, while no figure for the number of Japanese beneath the poverty line is available.

Main language(s):

Japanese

Monkey's name:

モンキー Saru (Sah-Roo)

Fun fact:

The Japanese rank first in the world in the annual per capita consumption of spirits, and last among 18 highly developed countries in consumption of soft drinks.



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