Countries Beginning with J

Jamaica

Jamaica is an island nation within the Commonwealth of Nations in the Caribbean. The numerous tourists associate the state with Bob Marley and, of course, the national drink: rum. “Soon come” is the favorite saying of the Jamaicans and expresses their attitude to life. Not everything always works with German accuracy.

  • Continent/Region: North America
  • Language: English
  • Capital: Kingston
  • Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)

Japan

Japan is an East Asian state in the Pacific comprising 6,852 islands. Japan is a prime example of contrasts and contradictions: is it the most technically advanced country in the world or a bulwark of traditional Asian culture? Ancient temples meet futuristic cities, geishas in kimonos meet businessmen in expensive suits, small villages with thatched roofs and kilometer-high skyscrapers.

  • Continent/Region: East Asia
  • Language: Japanese
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Yen (JPY)

Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a state in the Middle East. The export of skilled labor and raw materials, as well as services and tourism, form the backbone of the Jordanian economy. Nevertheless, the country faces major challenges: scarce water resources and a high level of dependence on energy imports.

  • Continent/Region: West Asia
  • Language: Arabic
  • Capital: Amman
  • Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

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