Japan Homestay

There are 7 chapters in Japan now and half have enjoyed hosting people from all over the world. There is so much about Japan that is quite unique, from culture, to nature, temples, trains, food and drink.  Your trip to Japan will not disappoint and nothing that we write in these pages will ever do justice to Japan.

Our chapters are:

  • PTPI Tokyo (Tokyo)
  • PTPI Ito (Shizuoka Prefecture)
  • PTPI Kikugawa (Shizuoka Prefecture)
  • PTPI Central (Gifu Prefecture)
  • PTPI Gifu (Gifu Prefecture)
  • PTPI Ogaki (Gifu Prefecture)
  • PTPI Okinawa (Okinawa Prefecture)

Ruriko Nakajima
BOT and Japan Headquarters, President
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Japan – (Wikipedia)

Japan is a sovereign island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian mainland, and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the southwest.

The kanji that make up Japan’s name mean “sun origin”. 日 can be read as ni and means sun, while 本 can be read as hon, or pon and means origin. Japan is often referred to by the famous epithet “Land of the Rising Sun” in reference to its Japanese name.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago consisting of about 6,852 islands. The four largest are HonshuHokkaidoKyushu and Shikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area and often are referred to as home islands. The country is divided into 47 prefectures in eight regionsHokkaido being the northernmost prefecture and Okinawa being the southernmost one. The population of 127 million is the world’s eleventh largestJapanese people make up 98.5% of Japan’s total population. Approximately 9.1 million people live in the city of Tokyo,[16] the capital of Japan.

Archaeological research indicates that Japan was inhabited as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other regions, mainly China, followed by periods of isolation, particularly from Western Europe, has characterized Japan’s history. From the 12th century until 1868, Japan was ruled by successive feudal military shoguns who ruled in the name of the Emperor.

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