East Asia: The Bucket List
East Asia Facts
Main International Airports: Japan: Tokyo, Osaka, Osaka-Kansai, Kyoto; Narita (Chiba), Chubu (Aichi). South Korea: Seoul. North Korea: Pyongyang.
Currency: Japan: yen. South Korea: won. North Korea: won.
Population: Japan: 128,000,000; South Korea: 50,000,000; North Korea: 24,000,000.
Capitals: Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Pyongyang, North Korea.
Climate: Four-season temperate climate.
Major Languages: Japanese, Korean.
More Facts: Visas for Japan (not required for American or Canadian tourists staying 90 days or less). Visas for South Korea not required for Americans staying 90 days or less. Visas for North Korea: required. North Korea and the United States do not have diplomatic relations. There is a State Department warning in effect for travel to North Korea.
Time Zone: Standard times: UTC + 9. See World Clock.
* Info, links updated February, 2013.