Japan is called the land of rising sun. Why? That is simple. The sun rises in the east. Which is the eastern most country? Japan. QED. Quod Erat Demonstrandum. That was to be proved.
Currently Japan is eighth most visiting country to Thus Spake Hazrat Shaikh. That is strange because Japan appeared rather late on Thus Spake Hazrat Shaikh. The hint is to the effect that whatever they do they do so with excellence. Even those of our brothers who have gone there.
History of Islam and Muslims in Japan is rather short one and should appear here later, Lord Most High willing, as skimmed from the travelogues of Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahab (DB). A belated welcome to those readers who reside in Nippon.