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I understand that 日本はどうですか can mean a suggestion, like somebody is wondering "where should I go on vacation?" and somebody else answers "日本はどうですか?" - "maybe Japan, how about Japan?" but I tried making a sentence meaning "how do you like Japan?" or "how is Japan?" and I feel like 日本はどうですか also works.

Am I right? Could I ask 日本はどうですか to ask somebody visiting Japan what their impression of Japan is?

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    You are basically right. If you want to mean "how do you like Japan?" then you probably want to ask "What do you think about Japan?".「(あなたは)日本についてどう思いますか。」.
    – user6692
    Aug 25, 2017 at 9:56
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    Please write answers in the answer section.
    – user1478
    Aug 25, 2017 at 10:17

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日本はどうですか。=日本を選んだらどうですか。(日本を選ぶといいのではないでしょうか。)=日本にすればどうですか。(日本にすると良いのではないでしょうか。)

How about Japan? How about choosing Japan? How about visiting Japan?

日本はどうですか。=日本をどう思いますか。=日本に住んでみてどう思いますか。=日本に行ってみてどう思いますか。

What do you think about Japan? What is your comment/thought/impression about Japan?

You're right! There are two interpretations about 日本はどうですか。

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