Trivia Question: What Asian country is called Nippon by its residents
Most Westerners know it as Japan, but Japanese people call their country Nippon (or Nihon). The name translates literally to “origin of the sun.” Amaterasu, the sun goddess, plays a large role in Japanese mythology, and Japan’s eastern location (relative to China) also meant that it seemed like the place the sun rose from every morning. This fact also inspired Japan’s nickname, “Land of the Rising Sun.”
The Answer: The correct answer is Japan.