What Asian country is called Nippon by its residents?

Here is the question :

WHAT ASIAN COUNTRY IS CALLED NIPPON BY ITS RESIDENTS?


Here is the option for the question :

  • China
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Mongolia

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

Japan

Explanation:

[STC00558] While residents of most Western countries know Japan by one name, Japanese people know it by a different one — Nippon or Nihon. (Either one of these names can be used in its place.) It is believed that the Nihon language emerged sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries and that it was based on the kanji script. Not only did Amaterasu, the sun goddess, play a big part in Japanese mythology, but Japan’s eastern location (relative to China) also meant that it felt like the site the sun rose from every morning. Hence, the name literally translates to “beginning of the sun.” Because of this phenomenon, Japan is sometimes referred to as the “Land of the Rising Sun.” The Chinese originally referred to the nation as Wakoku, long before it came to be known as Japan.