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Why Japan is called Land of Rising Sun ?

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Asked by Piaa, 12 Sep '13 10:21 am
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Japan is an archipelago, or a group of islands, about 100 miles east of theAsian mainland. The ancient Japanese knew about China and Korea, but they did not know of any land east of their islands. They believed theirs was the first land awakened by the rising sun. The Japanese call their land Nippon, meaning "Land of the Rising Sun."
Answered by LIPSIKA, 12 Sep '13 10:33 am

 
  
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Japan is called the land of the rising sun due to the fact that it is located at the eastern most part of Asia and is the closest to the world date line.
The Japanese names for Japan are Nippon and Nihon, these literally mean the sun's origin
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 12 Sep '13 04:25 pm

 
  
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Japan is called the land of the rising sun due to the fact that it is located at the eastern most part of Asia and is the closest to the world date line. The Japanese call Japan Nippon or Nihon which literally mean the suns origin hence being called the land of the rising sun.
Answered by Kiran, 12 Sep '13 10:29 am

 
  
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The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".
Answered by RANGBARSE, 12 Sep '13 10:29 am

 
  
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Day's first ray of Sun touches Japan.
Answered by dinkar shetty, 14 Sep '13 09:29 am

 
  
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Because Japan is the easternmost lying country on the earth and hence they see the sun first
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 12 Sep '13 01:11 pm

 
  
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Technically no reason ......may be just self drumming .............actually sun shows it's first rays of hope for the day , to Gisborne, New Zealand :)))
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 12 Sep '13 12:24 pm

 
  
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