Japan

By Trace May

Population

Japan has a population is 127,463,611, there is 152,411 people per square meter.

Government

Japans government is a Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government. A constitutional monarchy, limited monarchy or parliamentary monarchy (in its most limited form), a crowned republic is a form of government in which governing powers of the monarch are restricted by a constitution. Constitutional monarchy differs from absolute monarchy, in which a monarch in an absolute monarchy holds absolute power

Main religions

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both

Main languages

The Japanese writing system consists of three different character sets: Kanji and hiragana and Katakana. Japanese texts can be written in two ways: In Western style, i.e. in horizontal rows from the top to the bottom of the page, or in traditional Japanese style, i.e. in vertical columns from the right to the left side of the page. Both writing styles exist side by side today.

Education

In Japan, education is compulsory at the elementary and lower secondary levels. Most students attend public schools through the lower secondary level, but private education is popular at the upper secondary and university levels. compulsory ends at the age of 12, however you can continue secondary education for another six years.

Economy

The economy of Japan is the third largest in the world by nominal GDP, the fourth largest by purchasing power parity and is the world's second largest developed economy.According to the International Monetary Fund, the country's per capita GDP (PPP) was at $36,899, the 22nd-highest in 2013. The Japanese economy is forecasted by the Quarterly Tankan survey of business sentiment conducted by the Bank of Japan

Entertainment and sports

Japan is known for its flashing neon lights, huge crowds and tall buildings. However, the country is also deeply steeped in history, culture and artistic achievement. Museums featuring age-old artifacts and visual art and historical attractions are a vital part of the cultural entertainment industry in Japan. However, the modern country is also home to up-to-date, contemporary attractions to amuse and delight both tourists and natives.


some examples are:

Amusement parks are plentiful throughout the country, especially in Tokyo. Tokyo Disneyland is one of the most popular parks in Japan; it's essentially a duplicate of the the Anaheim park with a couple of small differences. For example, the park's Westernland is Japan's version of Frontier Land.

Geography

An archipelago in the Pacific, Japan is separated from the east coast of Asia by the Sea of Japan. It is approximately the size of Montana. Japan's four main islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. The climate in most of the major cities, including Tokyo, is temperate to subtropic and consists of four seasons. The winter is mild and the summer is hot and humid. There is a rainy season in early summer, and typhoons hit parts of the country every year during late summer More than 50% of the country is mountainous and covered by forests. Japan is politically structured into 8 regions and 47 prefectures.

Every day life in japan

No kissing, hugging or holding hands in the street.
Showing emotions is a big No-No in Life In Japanese Culture.
Even patting on the back is not so common (unless they’re drunk).

Japan is very cash oriented. Coins and banknotes account for 15 percent of national income compared to 6 percent in Germany and 3.5 percent in the United States. Credit cards are not as common in Japan as they are in United States. Japanese walk around with large amounts of cash and pay for most things with cash. Before making a large purchase, they are more likely to run to an ATM machine than use a credit card. ATM machines dispense up to $30,000 in yen

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