Linux Around The World: Japan

JapanOfficial Language: Japanese
Population: 125.5 million
Capital: Tokyo
Currency: Japanese yen (¥)
Major Industries: Automobiles, consumer electronics (see Electronics industry in Japan), computers, semiconductors, copper, iron and steel

Japan is an island country in Asia. It is located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Japan is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, while extending from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and Taiwan in the south.


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User Groups

LocationLinux User Group
TokyoTLUG - Tokyo Linux Users Group is a group whose members exchange information on the development and use of the Linux kernel and Free Software Foundation tools. Physical and online meetings are held in English and Japanese.
TokyoTokyo Python Society Club is a group for discussion about Python-related topics.

Did You Know? The life expectancy in Japan is 85, which is the second highest in the world (Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy).

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