Geography of Japan

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of Japan?
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What active volcano is the tallest mountain in Japan?
Mount Fuji
What temple city's name literally means "capital city" in Japanese and was so until 1868?
Kyoto
What is the most populous region of Japan and shares its name with the first Pokemon region?
Kantō
What prefecture is sometimes known to be the "Hawaii of Japan"?
Okinawa
What sea is located west of that prefecture?
East China Sea
What is the second most populous city inside the Greater Tokyo Area?
Yokohama
On what island are the cities of Matsuyama, Kochi and Takamatsu located?
Shikoku
What is the birth country of the greatest number of foreign-born Japanese residents?
China
What is the former name of Tokyo?
Edo
What polytheistic Japanese religion revolves around the kami (gods or spirits)?
Shintoism
What Tokyo landmark, completed in 2011, is the second tallest structure in the world?
Tokyo Skytree
What is the most populous city on the island of Hokkaido?
Sapporo
On what Japanese island did U.S. Marines famously raise a flag during WWII?
Iwo Jima
What is the most populous Japanese city that is near the Korean peninsula?
Fukuoka
What term is given to the ethnic group to which 98.5% of Japanese residents belong?
Yamato
What city in most famous for its wagyu beef?
Kobe
What is the largest lake in Japan?
Lake Biwa
In which Japanese prefecture did the 2011 nuclear accident occur?
Fukushima
What major metropolitan area, starting with letter N, faces the island of Sado?
Niigata
What group of islands does Japan have disputed over with Russia?
Kuril Islands
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