Japan Abbreviations

JP is the abbreviation for Japan, the 61st largest country in the world. Japan is a country located in East Asia. Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. Top 10 biggest cities are Tokyo (population: 8,336,577), Yokohama (population: 3,574,421), Osaka (population: 2,592,391), Nagoya (population: 2,191,257), Sapporo (population: 1,883,016), Kobe (population: 1,528,467), Kyoto (population: 1,459,629), Fukuoka (population: 1,392,278), Kawasaki (population: 1,306,774), and Saitama (population: 1,193,339).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Language: Japanese
  • Area: 377,973 km2
  • Population: 126,317,011
  • Currency: Yen (¥)  (JPY)
  • Time zone: UTC+9
  • Calling code: 81
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: JP
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: JPN
  • Internet TLD: .jp
  • State Government Website: http://japan.kantei.go.jp

Map of Japan

List of Japan Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Japan are JP which stands for Japan and JPY which means Yen (Japan currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Japan, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

JP: Japan

Abbreviation Meaning
AJSA All Japan Skateboard Association
JGTC All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship
AJET Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching
AEBJ Atomic Energy Bureau of Japan
AJRP Australia-Japan Research Project
ANZCCJ Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan
BUGJA Bioperl Users Group in Japan
BCOJ Brewery Convention of Japan
BATJ British Association for Teaching Japanese
CTNJ Cheap Trick Network Japan
CJAHS Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
CTJ Comprehending Technical Japanese
EJCJS Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies
GAAJ Gemmological Association of All Japan
GJCC Greek-Japanese Chamber of Commerce
GLJR Group Lotus Japan Racing
IJNAS Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service
IJCCI Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce Industry
IPEJ Institution of Professional Engineers Japan
IAJG International Association of Japanese Gardens
ICJLE International Conference on Japanese Language Education
IMCJ International Medical Center of Japan
ISHJ International School of Homeopathy Japan
JADGE Japan Aerospace Defense Ground Environment
JADGE Japan Air Defense Ground Environment
JAECS Japan Association for English Corpus Studies
JAFP Japan Association for Financial Planners
JASI Japan Association for Social Informatics
JABEX Japan Association of Bioindustries Executives
JACET Japan Association of College English Teachers
JAGP Japan Association of Greater Pittsburgh
JAIP Japan Association of International Publications
JAIRA Japan Association of Ion Research and Application
JASAG Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming
JCBC Japan Club of Boston College
JCRN Japan Committee for Research Networks
JCQHC Japan Council for Quality Health Care
JEPIA Japan Electronic Products Importers Association
JETC Japan Export and Trade Consultants
JFMRA Japan Fibrous Material Research Association
JFPC Japan Flower Promotion Center
JFPC Japan Foods Patent Center
JFSC Japan Forum on Satellite Communications
JGTA Japan Guam Travel Association
JIHF Japan Ice Hockey Federation
JIDPO Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization
JILPT Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
JIHA Japan Institute of Healthcare Architecture
JILS Japan Institute of Logistics Systems
JIMIS Japan Institute of Metals International Symposium
JIRCAS Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
JITCO Japan International Training Cooperation Organization
JKAE Japan Karate Association England
JKAA Japan Karate Association of Australia
JKAWF Japan Karate Association World Federation
JKYB Japan Know Your Body Study
JLMM Japan Lay Missionary Movement
JLMC Japan Le Mans Challenge
JLDA Japan Line Dance Association
JMCTI Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment
JMGA Japan Meat Grading Association
JMED Japan Medical Devices Manufacturers Association
JMGA Japan Mountain Guides Association
JANCPEC Japan National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
JOHA Japan Oral History Association
JONA Japan Organic & Natural Foods Association
JORA Japan Organics Recycling Association
JOFCA Japan Overseas Forestry Consultants Association
JPIF Japan Plastics Industry Federation
J-PARC Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex
JSWA Japan Sewage Works Agency
JSWA Japan Sewage Works Association
JSIAM Japan Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
JSBTP Japan Society of Brain Tumor Pathology
JSCAS Japan Society of Computer Aided Surgery
JSDN Japan Society of Disaster Nursing
JSESE Japan Society of Earth Science Education
JSHW Japan Society of Hydrology and Water
JSIM Japan Society of Industrial Machinery Manufacturers
JSLP Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
JSPP Japan Society of Polymer Processing
JSSS Japan Society of Sport Sociology
JSWA Japan Suika-Wari Association
JTTA Japan Table Tennis Association
JTMA Japan Textile Machinery Association
JTBF Japan Thailand Business Forum
JUMVEA Japan Used Motor Vehicle Exporters Association
JWRA Japan Western Riding Association
JYPO Japan Young Psychiatrists Organization
JBLE Japana Budhana Ligo Esperantista
JASI Japan-America Society of Indiana
JAAG Japan-American Automotive Group
JARDA Japanese American Relocation Digital Archive
JAPANIME Japanese Animation
JAIAS Japanese Association for International Accounting Studies
JASCE Japanese Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education
JACSW Japanese Association of Certified Social Workers
JAGP Japanese Association of Greater Philadelphia
JAGH Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology
JCCN Japanese Chamber of Commerce in Nepal
JCCS Japanese Classic Car Show
JCEC Japanese Computer Emulation Centre
JCCS Japanese Construction Classification System
JCAD Japanese Coronary Artery Disease Study
JGSDF Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces
JIPM Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance
JJAP Japanese Journal of Applied Physics
JMUG Japanese Map/Top User Group
JNWC Japanese New Wave Cinema
JSPP Japanese Society for Parapsychology
JSHET Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought
JASTRO Japanese Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
JASCA Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
JSGHP Japanese Society of General Hospital Psychiatry
JSIM Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
JSMI Japanese Society of Medical Imaging
JSMI Japanese Society of Medical Instrumentation
JSPP Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists
JSQI Japanese Standards of Quasi-drug Ingredients
JGFOS Japanese-German Frontiers of Science
JUCEE Japanese-US Community Education and Exchange
JNPFA Japan-Nepal Parliamentary Association for Friendship
JSFTA Japan-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
JTEPA Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement
JJ-WBGSP Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
JJPTA Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association
KJMW Korea-Japan Microwave Conference
LETJ Lake Erie Teachers of Japanese
MCFAJ Motorcycle Club Federation of All Japan
MMDBJ Mouse Microsatellite Data Base of Japan
NCJAR National Council for Japanese American Redress
NCJLT National Council of Japanese Language Teachers
NIJL National Institute for Japanese Language
NIJL National Institute of Japanese Literature
NJAVC National Japanese American Veterans Council
OATJ Ohio Association of Teachers of Japanese
PJAC Philippine-Japan Active Carbon Corporation
PJAC Pittsburgh Japanese Animation Club
PAJLS Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies
PASJ Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
PNAOJ Publications of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
RESJ Rare Earth Society of Japan
RLJG Royal London Japan Growth
SJEC Stanford Japan Exchange Club
ULJSN Union List of Japanese Serials and Newspapers
VDJG Verband Deutsch-Japanischer Gesellschaften
V-J Victory over Japan
VJMC Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club
WAJC Washington Alliance Japanese Church
SARJ Workshop on Severe Accident Research in Japan



Japan is slightly larger than Norway in area, and consists of several thousand islands. Most of them are uninhabited. Most of the population lives on the four largest islands. More than 50% of the land is covered by forest, and only a small part is habitable due to rugged mountain terrain.

Below the islands several crustaceans meet, and there are over 80 active volcanoes in the country. Every year, thousands of small and slightly larger earthquakes and eruptions are recorded. In March 2011, Japan experienced the strongest earthquake in the country’s history, followed by a violent tsunami that led to major devastation along the northeast coast.

Japan has a temperate monsoon climate, with clear differences in precipitation and temperature between seasons. In the north of the country there are cold, windy winters, while in the southern parts there is almost tropical climate. Air and fresh water pollution are among Japan’s biggest environmental problems.


Around the year 300 BCE, immigrants from the Chinese and Korean mainland came to what is today Japan. Initially, the society consisted of many small clans, but eventually it emerged from the empire, ruled by rival shoguns (overgenerals). Japan was united into one kingdom around the year 1600, following a series of wars. For the next 250 years, the country was more or less closed to the outside world during the Tokugawi dynasty.

In the mid-1800s, American pressure led to the country opening up again to the outside world. Power was once again gathered around the emperor, who initiated major modernization reforms throughout society. Japan soon became one of the most powerful countries in East Asia. During World War II, the country joined Germany, and in 1945 the Allied nuclear bombs dropped over the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This set the stage for World War II, and is the only time nuclear bombs have been used as weapons in war. Japan was under American occupation for seven years after the war.

A new, pacifist constitution and a parliamentary system were introduced according to the American model. Japan lost all its conquests and lands that have always been seen as Japanese. In 1951, Japan made peace with the United States and other allies, and entered into a defense pact that gave the United States the right to have forces on Japanese soil. The country became an East Asian bastion in the United States’ fight against communism. In 1952, Japan regained its sovereignty.

Society and politics

Japan is important today in international and regional politics. The country is still governed by the pacifist constitution written by the victors of World War II in 1947. With a pacifist constitution, the country will always renounce war as a means of resolving conflicts. In 2015, however, Parliament approved legislative amendments that allow Japan to contribute to military operations abroad under certain circumstances. The emperor is the formal head of state, but the real power is exercised by the prime minister. He/she forms a government based on regular elections.

In post-war politics has been dominated by the Liberal Democratic Party. In recent years, the Democratic Party has also had power. Energy access and the use of nuclear power, together with a slow economy and an aging population, are among the biggest challenges Japan faces. In addition, relations with China are at times tense, especially around a disagreement over who owns the Senkaku archipelago (Diaoyu in Chinese). At the same time, trade and investment continue to flourish between the two countries. Living standards in Japan are high, and the improvements that have come as a result of economic growth are fairly evenly distributed.

Economics and Commerce

Japan is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. The country is a world leader in a number of areas in electronics and IT. Less than 15% of Japan’s land is used for agriculture. The most important product is rice. After rebuilding its industry very shortly after the devastation of World War II, Japan experienced tremendous economic growth from the 1960s. A very highly educated population, political stability and existing industrial structures from before the war made the explosive growth possible.

Japan does not have a market economy in the traditional sense, as the ties between business and the state are particularly close. The authorities often formulate regulations and measures in close cooperation with the most important companies to ensure stable development. The country was hit hard by the Asian financial crisis of the 1990s, but recovered further in the 2000s. The financial crisis in 2008 and the tsunami disaster in 2011 also had a negative impact on the economy.

A declining working population and a severe aging wave require a new pension system, and the authorities have set a target of accepting 500,000 workers from abroad by 2025, as a result of the growing older population. In the summer of 2018, a free trade agreement was also signed between the EU and Japan, which together account for one third of the world economy.