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  1. Japanese people (Japanese: 日本人, Hepburn: Nihonjin) are an East Asian ethnic group native to the Japanese archipelago. Japanese people constitute 97.6% of the population of the country of Japan. Worldwide, approximately 126 million people are of Japanese descent, making them one of the largest ethnic groups.

  2. This is a list of notable Japanese people. To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Japanese.

  3. Today, the culture of Japan stands as one of the most influential cultures around the world, mainly because of the global reach of its popular culture. [11] [12] [13] [14] In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked Japan's cultural influence as the highest in Asia and 4th worldwide.

  4. Japanese people - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Contents. hide. Beginning. References. Japanese people are a ethnic group and nation native to Japan. They are ethnically closely akin to other peoples of eastern Asia. [3] References. ↑ Japan-Peru Relations (Basic Data)

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    It is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, the biggest metropolitan area in the world with 38,140,000 people (2016). Japan is an ethnically and culturally homogeneous society, with the Japanese people forming 98.1% of the country's population. Minority ethnic groups in the country include the indigenous Ainu and Ryukyuan people.

  6. The first human inhabitants of the Japanese archipelago have been traced to the Paleolithic, around 38–39,000 years ago. [1] The Jōmon period, named after its cord-marked pottery, was followed by the Yayoi period in the first millennium BC when new inventions were introduced from Asia.

  7. Ethnic groups of Japan. Among the several native ethnic groups of Japan, the predominant group are the Yamato Japanese, who trace their origins back to the Yayoi period and have held political dominance since the Asuka period. Other historical ethnic groups have included the Ainu, the Ryukyuan people, the Emishi, and the Hayato; some of whom ...

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