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Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture and is Japan's 7th largest city. Fukuoka is the economic centre of the Kyushu region, with an economy largely focused on the service sector, with many firms in the logistics, IT and high-tech manufacturing sectors.Japan is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. Mostly rugged and mountainous.The official language is Japanese. Many Japanese business people who deal with foreigners speak good English, but business negotiations are often conducted through an interpreter. It is unwise to try to speak Japanese in business meetings, even with a relatively high degree of fluency. However, in social contexts some familiarity with the Japanese language or Japanese customs will be greatly appreciated. English is spoken in major hotels and in shops catering for tourists, but only minimally elsewhere. The main religions are Shintoism, Buddhism.The economy of Japan is the second largest in the world, after the United States at around $5 trillion USD in terms of nominal GDP and third after the United States and China when adjusted for purchasing power parity. Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation, telecommunications and construction are all major industries. Japan has a large industrial capacity and is home to some of the largest, leading and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles and processed foods. The service sector accounts for three quarters of the gross domestic product.The population in Fukuoka is 1.461 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 3.6% (2014 est.).