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  • In which year was the new constitution promulgated by which the Emperor of Japan lost his political power and became the Symbol of the State and Unity of the People ? : 1946
  • In which year did Japan become a United Nations member ? : 1956
  • In which year were the Summer Olympics hosted in Tokyo, Japan ? : 1964
  • When did Japan attack Pearl Harbor ? : December 7, 1941
  • What was Tokyo's name in ancient times ? : Edo
  • Which Japanese Prime Minister received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974 ? : Eisaku Sato
  • What are the two houses (upper and lower) of parliament in Japan called ? : House of Councillors and House of Representatives
  • What were the three Axis Powers in World War II ? : Japan, Germany and Italy
  • Which Japanese won the Nobel prize for literature in 1994 ? : Kenzaburo Oe
  • Which city in Japan experienced a big earthquake on 17th January, 1995 ? : Kobe
  • Which city became the capital of Japan in A.D. 794 and continued to be the seat of the throne for about 1000 years ? : Kyoto
  • Which city was established in A.D. 710 as the first capital of Japan ? : Nara
  • Which island came under United States rule as a result of World War II ? : Okinawa
  • Who held the administrative power in Japan from the 12th century to the middle of the last century ? : Samurai
  • Which Japanese Prime Minister negotiated the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951 with US President Harry Truman ? : Shigeru Yoshida
  • Which religion inherently belongs to Japan ? : Shintoism
  • Who ruled Japan during feudal times (i.e., in the 17th-19th century) ? : Shoguns


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