Asia

Japan

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Japanese Flag

The Japanese flag has a white background and a large red circle in the centre which represents the sun. This flay is officially called Nisshoki which means sun mark flag in Japanese, but is commonly called as Hinamara which means circle of the sun.


Capital and Population

The Capital of Japan is Tokyo. The poplation of Japan is 127.6 million (2012) and the population in Tokyo is 8.946 million (2010). The area of Japan is 377,944 km



Climate

In Japan winter is from December-February

Autumn is from September- November

Spring is from March- May


Summer starts in June and they have a four week rainy season which farmers plant rice

It is normally hot and humid during this time it is high 30s. Summer wraps up in August.

Religion

Many religions are experienced in Japan but most Japanese follow mix of Shintoism or Buddhism. Although religion does not play a major role in everyday life of the average Japanese they do have costumes and every year traditions that are celebrated on special occasions like birthdays weddings funerals and religious holidays

Some Traditional Celebrations

  • Cherry Blossoms
  • Valentines Day
  • The Hina Matsuri
  • Merry Christmas
  • Japanese New Year


Traditional Foods

These are some Traditional Foods they eat:



  • Boiled seaweed
  • Fish cakes
  • Mashed sweet potato with chestnut
  • Simmer burdock
  • Sweat in black soybeans
Most of these meals are died, sour or sweet in.


History Highlights

  • 1995- A massive earthquake hit the centre of Japan. This happen on Tuesday 17th. January at 5:46am WesternStranded time. About 6,434 people died.
  • 2001-2006- Crown Princess Masako gave birth to a baby girl,Princess Aiko. Five years later Princess Kiko gave birth to a baby boy. The baby Hisahito was then third in line for the throne.
  • 2010- China overtook Japan and then was the worlds second largest economy.
  • 2011- A huge earthquake and tsunami caused major damage to cities.


Earthquake

This is a video of the 1995 Earthquake in Kobe (Japan)


Kobe Earthquake 07.01.1995

Clothing

This are types of clothing they wear in Japan

kimono,Yakata,Nagajuban,

Haroi,Haroi himo,Hakama,Tabi,Geta,Obi,Obiage,Obijime,Kanzahsi





A Haroi is a looses fitted garment (knee-length) This coat was usually worn by men but now is worn by women. This is a light weighted coat that goes over a kimono to keep clean.












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Natural Resoures

· Negligible mineral resources, fish


· But with no energy.


Enviornment Issues

· An Environment Issues is air pullulation from power plants. Japan is one of the largest customers of fish and tropical timber.


Education

They start school in April after their 6th birthday.These are subjects they learn maths,science,social studies,music,craft,physical education, and home economics.


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Economy

Japan has the third largest economy in the world and has the second largest developed economy. It is the third largest automobile manufacturing country. Manufacturing today in Japan now focuses on more high-tech and robotic machines and vehicles

Health

· The Japanese spend half as much on their health as Americas.


· Japanese people see doctors twice as much as Europens. Yet Japanese health-care costs are a metre 8.5%.


Living Conditions



· Japanese normally enjoy a good and healthy life. Medical care is usually good and includes both modern scientist and tradition Chinese Style.