Japan has a democratic system of government, where every adult can vote and choose their rulers (in Japan one person is considered an adult starting of 20 years).
Japan is divided into 47 provinces. Each one elects its own government. Under these provinces, every town, no matter their size, elects its government. The local government of each province is responsible for the problems themselves targeted. The national government of the country rests with the prime minister, elected by “Diet” (I don’t know if it’s right to pass this word to English).
Japan also has an emperor, but he has no political power, and is now just a symbol of the country. The position of emperor is something that passes from father to son within the same lineage. Is an position of extreme honor and nobility, so the emperor is considered a person “close to the gods.”The emperor and his family live in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, that is a beautiful tourist spot in tokyo, and a mandatory stop on a trip to Japan.