Japan is an island nation in East Asia. The “Land of the Rising Sun” is a country where past meets the future. In the middle of a modern skyscraper you might discover a sliding wooden door which leads to a traditional chamber with tatami mats, calligraphy and tea ceremony. On average it takes about 10 years of intensive training to become a fugu (blowfish) chef. There are over 200 volcanoes in Japan and many earthquakes each year. Japan puffer fish