All about Japan

Miranda Adams

Demographics

The Japanese people live in Japan. In american dollar, the average amount of income is $26,111. On average, the warmest months are July and August. Most rainfall is seen in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The warmest month is August. The coolest month is January. June is the wettest month. January is the driest month. Tourism from abroad brings in around 900 billion yen per year for Japan. France makes around 5 trillion, the UK 3 trillion, Germany 3.7 trillion, and America 11 trillion yen from tourism.

Cultural Information

Pop culture in Japan consists of watching tv, reading the newspaper and listening to the radio. But these are not the only ones. Japan makes video games, music, and Manga books. These manga books are popular in the U.S. For example, my favorites are Code Geass and Pandora Hearts. The thing about manga books, you read backwards. You read from right to left. All of these are anime. Anime is Japanese Television. As I said, Japanese people like to listen to music. Some popular music bands in Japan are, Gazette and X- Japan.

Political Information

Japan uses a constitutional monarchy. This is based on a parliamentary cabinet system. Executive power is vested in the cabinet, which consists of the prime minister and not more than 17 ministers of state that collectively are responsible on the Diet. Shinzo Abe is the prime minister. Below is a picture of the prime minister.
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1923 Historical Event

Earthquake in Tokyo region kills more than 100,000 people.
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Takahiro Morita, 27

Japanese singer best known as a member of the rock band One OK Rock and the boy band News. He got his start in the music business as a member of News, whose debut single hit #1 on the Oricon charts. His little brother Hiroki is the lead singer of the band My First Story.
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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial is a haunting tribute to the lives lost when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Set in a park, the memorial features Genbaku Dome, the only building left standing in the vicinity after the bomb dropped. This harsh reminder of a world at war reminds visitors of the importance of human life and honors the victims so they will never be forgotten.

Review:

Beautiful museum and of course very sad. It only cost us 50 yen to go in, but at any price it is well worth the visit. There are lockers, you just insert a 100 yen coin which is returned to you when you collect your items. Everything has an English translation. Audio guides are 300 yen. It can be crowded at times but don't let that deter you, we went between 3.30 and 6pm and it wasn't too busy.

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Cuisine

Japanese cuisine is based on combining the staple food which is steamed white rice with one or several main dishes and side dishes. This may be accompanied by a clear or miso (soup) and tsukemono (pickles).
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Food in Japan

Sushi: Put simply, sushi is raw fish served on rice seasoned lightly with vinegar. It’s in the variety of flavours and textures – like tangy, creamy uni (sea urchin roe) and plump, juicy, ama-ebi (sweet shrimp) – that things get interesting. Despite sushi’s lofty image, it has a humble origin: street food.

Unagi: Unagi is river eel grilled over charcoal and lacquered with a sweet barbecue sauce. According to folklore, unagi is the ideal antidote to the heat and humidity of Japan’s stultifying summers. It’s a delicacy evocative of old Japan and most restaurants that specialize in eel have a wonderfully traditional feel. Fresh, wild-caught unagi is available May through October.

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Favorite Recipe

http://norecipes.com/recipe/california-roll-recipe/

It is a recipe for California Rolls.

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