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Japan the Land of the Rising Sun, is an island country in East of the Asian and has more than 125 million inhabitants. Japan is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan’s five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. The capital and largest city in Japan is Tokyo, with nearly 40 million inhabitants; other major cities include Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto. Japan is a land of ancient cultures, austere traditions and cutting-edge technology.

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Playing cards had been popular in Japan for centuries. The first playing cards were introduced to Japan from Europe by Portuguese explorers in the mid-16th century. The national playing cards of Japan, the hana funda playing cards are a style of traditional Japanese playing cards used to play a variety of popular Japanese card games. Did you know that the world-famous video game company Nintendo was founded in 1889 selling Japanese playing cards?

Nintendo Playing Cards
The consumer electronics and video game company Nintendo was founded in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta and originally manufactured handmade hanafuda playing cards or Japanese flower cards. The Nintendo playing cards were hand-painted and high quality, and these Japanese playing cards quickly gained popularity in Japan. In 1902 Nintendo began selling western playing cards in Japan and in the rest of the world. In 1951 the playing card distribution company changed the company name to Nintendo Playing Card Co. Ltd. In 1953 the playing card company started selling plastic playing cards and in 1959 they started producing playing cards with Disney characters on them. Nintendo would become the biggest playing card-selling company in Japan for decades. Nintendo Co., Ltd. still produces Hanafuda decks, Western playing cards and collectible playing cards in Kyoto in Japan today.

Cartamundi Japan - Japan Card Products
Japan Card Products Co.,Ltd, is a joint venture founded in 2013 between Japanese playing card printing company Amada Printing and Cartamundi from Belgium. Amada Printing is part of Amada Holding and has a share of 50 percent in this joint venture. Cartamundi Japan has a production plant in Kazo, 65 km from Tokyo, and manufactures a wide variety of trading cards, TCG and playing cards especially for the Japanese market.

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