Country Names in Japanese

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Ever wonder why Germany is called Doitsu in Japanese? Or why England gets its own kanji (英国) and Canada doesn’t? Lingualift put together a nice little run down of country names in Japanese. One thing I noticed in the above map is that Canada and Alaska are switched around. But considering how cold it is here today, that that fits very nicely. And for those with extra sharp eyes you’ll see that Italy now has a matching set of boots :)

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