By: Mallory Hipskind

Brief History of Japan

  • 100,000 Years Ago
  • 8,000 B.C.E.- Jomon Period
  • Lived in Caves
  • Hunters, Fishers, and Gatherers of Materials to Make Living Possible
  • U.S.A. Dropped First Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima
  • Japan's Involvement in WWI and WWII

Culture & Society

  • Influenced by China and Korea
  • Writing System, Clothing, Food
  • 15% of Land is Farm and 9% of Workers are Farmers
  • 3/4 of the People in Japan are fed by Farm Food
  • Busiest Streets in the World
  • Kindness of Hosts attracts Tourists
  • Holidays Include Tanabata, Obon, and Christmas
  • Tanabata- Star Festival
  • Obon- Buddhist Festival. Celebrates Spirits of Ancestors
  • Christmas- Jesus' Birthday and/or a Day to Give Presents
  • Japanese People Speak Japanese, Ryukyuan, and Ainu
  • Capital of Japan is Tokyo

More Culture

National Anthem: Kimi Ga Yo

"Kimi Ga Yo" - Japan National Anthem Japanese & English lyrics

Japan's Flag

  • Red Circle Represents Sun
  • Flags Name is Hinomaru- "Circle of the Sun"
  • In use for Over 1,000 Years
  • Designer is not Known