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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

Japan: Land of the Rising Sun A country found in East Asia, Japan ( 日本 ) is a stratovolcanic archipelago composed of 6,852 islands. Also called Nippon or Nihon, Japan is a major economic power and is the world's third-largest economy. Japan Flag The sun has always had a special place in Japanese culture. The ancient Chinese, seeing the sunrise over the islands to the east called them ji-pon (which translates to the source of the sun ) Hence as time passed the name stuck and eventually became Japan. The country is categorized into four major islands; Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku . Japan Map Honshu (which translates to "Main Island" or "Main Province" ) is the largest and most populated island in Japan. Tokyo, the de facto capital of the country is located here. Hokkaido (which means "Northern Sea Circuit" ) is the second-largest and northernmost island of Japan. Kyushu (which means "Nine Provinces" ) is the thir

Lake Pandin - Laguna

Lake Pandin is one-half of the Twin Lakes and also one of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo. It is l ocated in the City of San Pablo in the province of Laguna,   Lake Pandin Lake Pandin details Lake Pandin has a total surface area of 20.5 hectares and an average depth of 63 meters or 207 feet. The lake is separated from the nearby Lake Yambo by just a narrow strip of Land. Collectively known as the twin crater lakes, both can be found in Barangay San Lorenzo in San Pablo City. Lake Pandin - San Pablo City, Laguna Reminds me of the film lake placid. Despite being smaller, Lake Pandin is deeper than Lake Yambo. It is also said that the waters of Lake Pandin are the most pristine of the Seven Lakes of San Pablo. Hi, doggy! Bamboo rafting anyone? The shrine at the far end of Lake Pandin The Legend of Lake Pandin and Lake Yambo According to legends, the twin lakes were named after two ill-fated lovers of olden times. Pandin was a very beautiful woman who was cursed not

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