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  • Japan - 8724 Words
    Japan From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For the Wikipedia Manual of Style concerning Japan-related articles, see MOS:JP "Nippon" redirects here. For other uses, see Japan (disambiguation) and Nippon (disambiguation). Japan  日本国 Nippon-koku Nihon-koku   Flag Imperial Seal Anthem:   "Kimigayo" "君が代" MENU 0:00 Government Seal of Japan   五七桐 (Go-Shichi no Kiri ) ? Tokyo Capital 35°41′N 139°46′E None[1] Official languages Recognised regional languages      Ethnic...
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  • Japan - 2425 Words
    Background Information Japan, otherwise known as, The Land of Rising Sun, is located in Eastern Asia and is slightly smaller than California. With a population of 127,368,088 the majority of the population are Japanese. The people are 98.5% Japanese, .5% Korean, .4% Chinese, and .6% other. The average age of the people is 45.4 years, 0-14 years makes up 13.5% of the population, 62.6% 15-64, and 23.9% other. Much of the population practice both Shintoism and Buddhism religions, while about...
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  • Japan - 1190 Words
    What Are Japan’s Main Physical Features? As you can see Japan is split into four main islands. We have: Hokkaido (North) Honshu (West) Shikoku (East) Kyushu (South) As you can see, they are all located on the map (left). The northern part of Japan (Hokkaido) is seen to be remote and fairly mountainous. Snow-capped peaks cover the centre of the Hokkaido. Winters are extremely cold with substantial snowfall. The western island, Honshu is said to be mountainous, with very little flat...
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  • Japan - 726 Words
    Japan (日本, Nippon) is a country in Asia. It has many islands. Four of them are big, and the biggest is the 7th largest island in the world. This island is called Honshu. The islands are near the East Asian coast, in the western part of the Pacific Ocean. Japanese people call their country "Nihon" or "Nippon", which means "the origin of the sun" in Japanese. HISTORY In 1941, Japan hit Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, a water base of the United States and destroyed or damaged many ships and airplanes....
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  • Japan - 626 Words
    Japan Japanese festivals are traditional festive occasions. Some festivals have their roots in Chinese festivals but have undergone dramatic changes as they mixed with local customs. Some are so different that they do not even remotely resemble the original festival despite sharing the same name and date. There are also various local festivals that are mostly unknown outside a given prefecture. It is commonly said that you will always find a festival somewhere in Japan. Unlike most people in...
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  • Japan - 1066 Words
    Japanese Economic Development: 19392904889500Sample questions from previous midterms 1734185317500Japan’s largest import in the 1870’s was raw cotton. It’s price fell 45 percent. Japan’s largest export in the 1870s was raw silk. Its price rose 50%. (8 points) Show using a graph why if these were Japan’s only export good and only import good, this would imply that Japan would have gained from trade. (note: the specific numbers don't matter, just showing the kind of change from autonomy to...
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  • Japan - 373 Words
    Rizal in Japan (Land of Cherry Blossoms) Feb. 28 – April 13 1888 • Rizal left Hong Kong on board of the Oceanic, an American steamer on his way to Japan. Places he went… YOKOHAMA GRAND HOTEL Places he went… TOKYO TOKYO HOTEL People he met JuanPerezCaballero • Secretary of the Spanish legation visited him in the hotel inviting him to stay in the Spanish legation. • Knowing that it is a plot to monitor him, Rizal accepted the offer for the following reasons: REASONS WHY HE ACCEPTED...
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  • japan - 1607 Words
     Japan's Automakers Face Endaka Due to the Arab oil embargo, oil shock was raised in 1970s. The global economy faced a period of recession. The sluggish economy also affects the automobile market. Japan's automobiles prevailed for its cheaper cost, fuel efficiency, and exquisite design. In the early Eighties, dollars appreciated against major currencies including the Japanese yen. It boosted the expansion of Japan's exports, U.S. government faced successive...
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  • Japan - 2548 Words
    Sharika Etheart ANTH 3550 Japan Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Japanese Cultural Nationalism Altering Immigrant Perception Change by Force Status minorities in Japan are those who are not educated, do not come from educated families, or have unfavorable occupations. The value and worth of a status minority in Japanese culture is rated amongst their familial/ancestral connections to rates of production and which then determines individual godliness and worth amongst a society. Ethnic minorities in...
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  • Japan - 3710 Words
    Japan has a population of just over 126 million people, although each year this number slowly decreases due to the birth rate of 1.39 per couple1. As well as the fact that Japan is an extremely homogenous society with 99% of citizens and residents being Japanese with 1% of their population being non-Japanese. The declining population reflects highly upon society as many Japanese in their twenties feel they are too busy working to raise children, as well as the rising cost of living making it...
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  • The Global Context of Japan Outside Japan
    ------------------------------------------------- The global context of Japan outside Japan – Harumi Befu Since 1980s – globalization buzzword in Japanese media Japan is said to be “globalizing” in all respects, but above all, in its economic sphere While Japan’s globalization in the economic sense had been widely discussed -> social and cultural globalization has not been a topic of much discussion so far Globalization <-> Internalization Internalization implies a relationship...
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  • History of Japan - 610 Words
    History of Japan Ancient mythology holds that Japan’s history is tied to the sun goddess, called Amterasu. Legend has it that Amaterasu sent one of her descendants to unify people on the island of Kyushu. At the core of this unification was Shintoism a religion that is native to Japan. In the 6th century Buddhism, was introduced to Japan by the virtue of China and Korea. In the early 7th century Prince Regent Shotku, an adherent of Buddhism and a highly regarded figure to this day in...
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  • England and Japan - 723 Words
    Compare & Contrast British and Japan National characteristics can be explained geographically. For instance, continent people are confident themselves and never hesitate. In contrast, peninsula people say 'Hurry up' in every situation. Meanwhile, island people are curious and want to explore everywhere. Britain and Japan are representative Island nation in the west and the east. Therefore, they have been walked in similar way historically. Both go through the absolute monarchy and...
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  • Geography of Japan - 485 Words
    Perhaps more than any other nation in the world, Japan is shaped by its geography to a tremendous extent. Technically classified as an archipelago, Japan is a curved chain of four islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, plus over a thousand smaller islands). However, it is first and foremost an island nation, a fact which isolated Japan from the rest of the world. The second largest influence in Japanese geography is the size of the nation. The total area of Japan proper is a little...
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  • China and Japan - 1090 Words
    China and Japan From 1500 to 1800, China and Japan tried to politically and economically established their countries in very different ways. Japan fought war after war for a century before they changed their ways. China on the other hand slowly established a government and used education as a tool to be politically and economically strong. Japan would later do the same. China was one of the most politically and economically strong countries during 1500 – 1800. The state was identified as...
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  • Investment and Japan - 422 Words
    WALMART in Japan 1. Why, historically, has the level of FDI in Japan been so low? 2. What are the potential benefits to the Japanese economy of greater FDI? 3. How did the entry if Walmart into the Japanese retail sector benefit that sector? Who lost as a result of Walmart’s entry? 4. Why has it been so hard for Walmart to make a profit in Japan? What might the company have done differently? Japan, an island nation on the Pacific ocean, has none of the natural advantages that have...
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  • Japan and Hawaii - 526 Words
    Even though japan was small its power was very large. Pearl harbor, Hawaii, on December seventh, 1941 japan used a surprise attack on the United States using air strikes and submarines. But why, why would japan attack the United States one of japans most important importers, why Pearl Harbor. There were at least three reasons why japan attacked Pearl Harbor. These were the idea for a new world order, the U.S. embargo on oil, steel and scrap iron, and Hideki Tojo’s Imperial conference of...
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  • Modern Japan - 261 Words
    Modern Japan: A Historical Survey by Mikiso Hane The author of this book presents the important facts of modern Japanese history. Very well described about nature of Japanese society including studies of Shinto, Confucianism, Buddhism, the Emperor system and feudalism. I found interesting a part where government of Tokugawa period, hardly tries to isolate the country from the rest of the world. But by the time realizing that they are so behind from developed western countries, economically and...
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  • Earthquake in Japan - 470 Words
    Earthquake in Japan On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded hit Japan's eastern coast. It killed hundreds of people as it made its way through the streets and fields, sweeping away boats, cars and homes. Its magnitude was 8.9, releasing a 23-foot tsunami and then provoking more than 50 aftershocks for hours. This horrific event resulted in the loss of thousands of lives and devastated entire towns. The amount of damage caused by the earthquake and resulting tsunami was...
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  • Japan Industrialization - 264 Words
    Impact of Industrialization on Japan from 1750-1914 In the 1750s, Japan was ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate, which had seized control of the country at the beginning of the 17th century. The shogunate centralized Japan and transformed it from a constantly warring collection of disunified states into a single country at peace. The Tokugawa shogunate ruled Japan from the early 17th century until 1868, a period when Japan was well behind the industrialization of other nations. During the Meiji...
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  • Japan Imperialism - 1725 Words
    The Meiji Restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868 under Emperor Meiji. The Meiji Restoration ended 250 years of self-isolation for Japan. The Restoration led to changes in Japan's economic standings. The period from 1868 to 1912 was responsible for the start of Japan as a modernized nation in the early twentieth century. The country’s new rulers adopted the slogan “Rich Country, Strong Army," because they wanted Japan to become economically and militarily...
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  • Suicide in Japan - 423 Words
    In Japan nobody dares to talk about the causes of suicide or how to fight them, but manuals teaching you how to kill yourself sell over a million copies. What if 10,000 lives could be saved in Japan? Not by miracles but by ideas, by honesty. Would anybody dare to listen? If death is darkness this is about life, this is about trying to take back life from the jaws of death; this is about choosing hope over despair, even when you're desperately hanging on by your fingernails. 300,000 Japanese...
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  • Japan Airline - 473 Words
    Japan’s Exports, Imports & Trade Japan is the 5th largest importer and exporter in the world. Japan imports raw materials and pays for them by processing the raw materials, thus adding value to them before exporting the output. In recent years, Japan has been the top export market for 15 trading nations worldwide. In order to greater facilitate bilateral trade, Japan adopts Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) According to former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, countries move on to discuss...
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  • Japan Earthquake - 443 Words
    To begin with, earthquakes are big deals when they happen. They cause chaos and desolate family members. The earthquake happened in Japan, Fukushimi at 14:46 (local time) on march 11th, 2012. The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.9 and that’s high on the rictor scale. The earthquake was not the only thing Japan had confronted. According to CNN “the 8.9 – magnitude trembler, killed hundreds of people, it caused the formation of 30 – foot walls of water that dragged houses onto highway, engulfed...
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  • Japan Facts - 1868 Words
    My Part a lot of coastal shipping, especially around the Seto Inland Sea, pays for the lack of sailing rivers. The Pacific coastline south of Tokyo is described by long, narrow, gradually low inlets produced by sedimentation, which has created a lot natural harbors. The Japanese islands are the best of mountain ridges uplifted near the end of the continental shelf. About 73 percent of Japan's area is made of mountains, and scattered plains and intermontane basins cover only about 25...
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  • Culture of Japan - 3435 Words
    Culture of Japan The culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary hybrid culture, which combines influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. The inhabitants of Japan experienced a long period of relative isolation from the outside world during the Tokugawa shogunate, until the arrival of "The Black Ships" and the Meiji period. Fūjin and Raijin, Tawaraya Sōtatsu, 17th century. Pine Trees, Hasegawa Tōhaku...
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  • Meiji Japan - 459 Words
    Meiji japan The meiji restoration was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to japan in 1868. The restoration and the end of the tokugawa shogun restored imperial rule over japan and brought about huge changes in japans political and social structure. The end of the tokugaua shogunate led to the country being reopened. This ment japan was open to the outside world and was quick to modernise. The new government led by emperor meiji and lower rank samari. The modernisation of japan...
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  • Japan and Korea - 687 Words
    INTRODUCTION : a brief overview of the current situation regarding the security issue in the Pacific region Since the end of the Second World War, the shape of the relations between the nations in the Pacific region has stayed more or less the same way until the present. However, there has been one big changed that affected the situation in the Pacific region and it was the outbreak of the Korean war and the creation of a Communist North Korea. This brought a huge inevitable change in...
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  • Tokugawa Japan - 957 Words
    Tokugawa Japan The Tokugawa Shogunate ruled Japan from 1603 until the Meji Restoration (1603 – 1868). During the Tokugawa period, Japan was governed by a feudal system to create a stable state known as the Bakufu. The Shogun was the military ruler of Japan and governed over ¼ of Japan. The Daimyo, feudal landlords, controlled various parts of Japan and to impede their increasing power, various restrictions were placed among them such as where they lived and how they dress. The Daimyo were...
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  • Tokugawa Japan - 750 Words
    Midterm Question—1 Tokugawa Ieyasu was a great samurai fighter and cunning politician. In battle of Sekigahara Tokugawa defeated his major rivals and established Tokugawa government. His headquarter was established in village of Edo away from the imperial families in Kyoto. Ieyasu and successors choose to rule as shoguns, or feudal lords, demanding loyalty from the daimyo and exercising direct control only over their own territorial domains. The people saw the emperor as divine descent of sun...
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  • Tsunami in Japan - 1425 Words
    TSUNAMI IN JAPAN Japan was hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011, that triggered a deadly 23-foot tsunami in the country's north. The giant waves deluged cities and rural areas alike, sweeping away cars, homes, buildings, a train, and boats, leaving a path of death and devastation in its wake. Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The earthquake—the largest in Japan's history—struck about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued...
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  • Japan Monarchy - 697 Words
    The Japanese monarchy is one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and as of today it is a constitutional monarchy. In modern-day Japan, the monarchy is, according to the constitution of Japan, ‘a symbol of the state and unity of the people’. Unlike China, Japan, at least officially, has had only one dynasty since the beginning of time (Beasley, 1999). There is a pattern followed in China’s where each dynasty has a stage of empire building, a stage of power or glory, and finally, a stage of...
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  • japan and china - 1022 Words
    With a lot more in common than the physical appearance, Chinese and Japanese have more than a thousand years of coexistence. A history of trade cooperation, rivalry, invasions and wars. The Chinese had many influences on the Japanese culture as: cultivation of rice, Buddhism, Confucianism and other religious traditions. According to Peter Duus, teacher of Japanese History at Stanford University, much of traditional Japanese culture is derived from Chinese models, especially painting, sculpture...
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  • Japan Economy - 2344 Words
    Why did Japan's economy boost in the 1980s? The boost of the Japanese economy in the 1980s is like most complicated historical events, it cannot be reduced to a single cause or reason. Indeed, several factors played major roles in this economical enhancement, including good government decisions, the foundation of a new education system, external factors such as the American occupation and the American donations after the Second World War. Lastly, the people’s recognition of the role they had...
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  • Japan Economy - 2804 Words
    Japan Today – Political Structure Although Japan is a small country in size, one cannot underestimate the power that Japan has in today's society. Japan is the world's second most powerful economic country in the nation behind the United States. Over the last several decades, Japan has emerged from a devastated and defeated country to a political democracy, which holds a powerful economic standing in the world. Japans government is mostly composed of one-party dominance. This party is known as...
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  • Bank Of Japan - 2041 Words
    Bank of Japan The Bank of Japan (⽇本銀⾏ Nippon Ginkō, BOJ, JASDAQ: 8301) also known as Nippon Ginko, is the central bank of Japan.* [1] The Bank is often called Nichigin (⽇ 銀) for short. It has its headquarters in Chuo, Tokyo.* [2] 1 History Like most modern Japanese institutions, the Bank of Japan was founded after the Meiji Restoration. Prior to the Restoration, Japan's feudal fiefs all issued their own money, hansatsu, in an array of incompatible denominations, but the New Currency Act of...
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  • Modernisation in Japan - 592 Words
    During the Meiji Restoration, rapid modernisation took place. Japan’s relatively small size, homogeneous population and centralised government allowed it to modernise quickly. By the late 1800s it had become the strongest of the Asian countries. This had a large impact upon Japanese society and its position in the Asian region. Japan managed to adopt modern ways whilst also being able to keep its unique culture and traditions. Modernisation in religion, education, the military, economics, and...
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  • Earthquakes in Japan - 284 Words
    Earthquake in Japan I- What is an EARTHQUAKE? * An Earthquake is a sudden movement of the earth’s lithosphere caused by a sudden release of energy in the earth’s crust. II- The Location of Japan. * Located in the Pacific Ocean it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China,North Korea, South Korea and Russia. The Japanese archipelago is located in an area where several continental and oceanic plates meet. III- The Earthquakes in Japan. * The Great Kanto Earthquake,...
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  • Modernization of Japan - 639 Words
    Modernization of Japan Leslie Owen SOC 315 Dr. Randall Norris June 5, 2010 Japan has been shaped and molded with the help of many other cultures. Japan was originally founded on the Tang Dynasty in the year 710 but shortly after developed its own take on traditional Chinese ways (Roskin, 2011), so there is a clear similarity when discussing China and Japan. Not only has the Chinese culture affected Japan, but the countries of America, England, The Netherlands and many...
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  • Essay on Japan - 404 Words
    A visit from a pen pal Japan is one of the countries that I always dream of visiting and spending some times there because of its special culture and beauty. Luckily, my dream has come true when my parents took me to visit it last year in the summer on the occasion of visiting their best friends there. Now I will tell you about how Japan has great impressed me since then. Japanese people are very friendly, polite, civilized and hard-working. You can hardly see someone throwing the trash...
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  • Economy of Japan - 947 Words
    Economy of Japan Commodore Matthew Perry of the U.S. Navy with Black Ships steamed into the bay at Edo, old Tokyo, on July 8, 1853, and displayed the threatening power of his ships' cannons. At the time Japanese did not know what a stem engine is, due to the distance, Japanese thought the smoke of the stem engine was the fire of a great dragon. So Japanese surrendered without a fight. Commodore Perry requested that Japan open to trade with the West and ends the Japanese seclusion....
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  • Itinerary to Japan - 1061 Words
    ITINERARY TO JAPAN 6 Days Saturday, April 13 04.35-Meet at Suvarnabhumi Airport 05.00-Check-in at Row H-J Thai Airways International 07.35-Depart from Bangkok to Narita Airport by TG676 15.45-Arrive at Narita Airport Tokyo [Japan time] 16.00-Immigration Process 16.45-Transport from Narita airport to the city by either Skyliner or Narita Express 17.30-Check in at the Hotel 18.00-Dinner time Sunday, April 14 07.00-Leave the hotel for Asakusa area 07.30-Have...
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  • Japan Essay - 1633 Words
    [pic] Japan Geography Japan is about the same size as California. Japan is made up of many islands. The four largest islands in Japan are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku. Japan forms an arc in the Pacific Ocean. Japans total area is about 378,000 square kilometers. About 75% of Japans land is mountains. Japans highest mountain is Mount Fuji at 3776 meters. Japan has several volcanic regions and 80 volcanoes are considered active. Mount Fuji hasn’t erupted since 1707 and is...
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  • Japan Analysis - 8988 Words
    Country Analysis Japan Presented by: Group 5, 2IBM3 Anam Tariq 616978 Katinka Visser 630485 Jeffrey van ’t Schip 625102 Tiffany van der Zon Published 23/11/2011 Table of Contents 1. General Characteristics 4 1.1 Geographics, Demographics & Climate 4 1.2 Political Situation 5 1.3 Economic Stage 5 1.5 WTO organization 5 1.6 Language Skills 6 2. Japan’s economic structure 7 2.1 The output structure 7 2.2 Trade flow characteristics 10 3. The current...
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  • Tsunami in Japan - 321 Words
    The massive wave of water, as high as 10 metres in some parts, reached more than five kilometres inland.The meteorological agency issued its top-level evacuation alerts for the entire Japanese coast amid warnings of a tsunami of between six and 10 metres. Towns and farms around Sendai city in northern Japan have been engulfed by a seven-metre tsunami, while a four-metre wave swamped parts of Kamaishi on the Pacific coast.Residents have been ordered to high ground and stay away from the coast...
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  • Business in Japan - 2892 Words
    Amr M. Hatata Business etiquette in Egypt and Japan Dr. Bhavini Desai Word Count: 2,800 When doing business in any country, one must fully understand their culture in order to avoid misunderstandings which might be taken very offensive. Misunderstandings occur a lot when foreigners interact in the business segment, and most of the time it is because partners don’t understand each other’s business customs. Japan is considered as a high-context culture, and when doing a business with the...
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  • Expatriate in Japan - 2864 Words
    University of Central Queensland | Identify and discuss the issues that a HR Manager would have to consider when relocating a manager from Australia to manage a local branch of an Australian organisation based in Tokyo. | HRMT20022 | | Alicia Ettlin | Student No. 0244463 | 1 August 2013 Lecturer: Patrick Goh Course Coordinator: Gordon Stewart Word count: 2197 1 August 2013 Lecturer: Patrick Goh Course Coordinator: Gordon Stewart Word count: 2197 BRISBANE CAMPUS...
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  • Japan Economics - 3184 Words
    Postwar period See also: Japanese post-war economic miracle The war wiped out many of the gains Japan had made since 1868. About 40% of the nation's industrial plants and infrastructure were destroyed, and production reverted to levels of about fifteen years earlier. The people were shocked by the devastation and swung into action. New factories were equipped with the best modern machines, giving Japan an initial competitive advantage over the victor states, who now had older factories. As...
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  • Lifestyle in japan - 881 Words
    16 Signs That Japan Loves Small StuffThe Japanese tend to value small things over big. This way of thinking evolved over thousands of years. It has both practical and religious roots. From a practical perspective, Japan is an island nation with limited resources and a high population — big is often unworkable. Japan is also a Buddhist country that has been influenced by Buddhist minimalism. Japan's preference for all things small shows up in dozens of ways. 1. Electronics Japanese...
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  • Classification of Japan - 658 Words
    Classification of Japan Ryosuke Sato ENG101 Classification of Japan Nowadays, in Japan, the number of traveler from abroad is increasing, although there was a big earthquake in Fukushima in Japan. When you come to Japan, there are three places you have to visit then: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Hiroshima. If you visit these places, you would see Japanese culture, food, and historical building. First of all, I think most traveler is coming to Tokyo at first. Tokyo is one of the biggest cities...
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  • Okinawa, Japan - 390 Words
    OKINAWA, JAPAN Okinawa, Japan is a must visit place for its serene beauty, culture, and unique experiences. Living there for 4 years open my eyes to a world I didn’t know existed. Okinawa is located in the warmest part of Japan, so the weather was always nice. Okinawa is the first place where people can enjoy full cherry blossoms during spring. Okinawa’s customs, traditions, and relaxing environment makes its visitors feel at home. Okinawa’s beauty can be seen all over the island....
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  • Japan Tsunami - 879 Words
    10/16/2012 | | | | TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN NATURAL DISASTER KILLS THOUSANDS Japan suffered a devastating earthquake 230 miles northeast of Tokyo on March 11, 2011 which caused a seven meter tsunami that surged through cities and villages in the countries north destroying everything in its path. According to the United States Geological Survey the Earthquake hit with a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, this is the largest recorded earthquake in Japans History and it moved the island by up to...
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  • China and Japan - 281 Words
    China | Japan | * Confucius Society * Forced into a reform mode * Realized, the West was eager to gain access to Chinese market (opium) * Technological superiority * The government tore up first railway line. * Modestly interested in Western military innovation. * Civil war broke out between semi-Christian religious group and the government. * Boxer Rebellion- Chinese rebellion against foreign influence. * Intrusions by Europeans reduce economy, increased hostility. *...
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  • Feudal Japan - 2489 Words
    12/10/2011 What purpose did Samurai serve during Feudal Japan Research topic influenced by one of the two Main sources: The last Samurai Directed by Edward Zwick and Rurouni Kenshin Anime series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. My research is based on Samurais and their way of living. I want to bring out the...
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  • Tokugawa Japan - 2299 Words
    Adriana Vazquez 1 Tokugawa Japan Tokugawa rule was a turning point for Japan, economically and socially. It brought about new changes and fresh ideas. Even though it was a military dictatorship in theory, it was a necessary step to advance Japan. It was established by Tokugawa Ieyasu and throughout the almost three hundred years of the regime it was run by Tokugawa shoguns. The Tokugawa period lasted from 1600 to 1867 during which time the Tokugawa family became the unchallenged rulers of...
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  • Rise of Japan - 1420 Words
     The rise of Japan has been greeted by countries around the world with a mixture of surprise and wariness. Western powers in particular, perceived the rise of Japan as a regional threat to their interest in the far East. The document, a letter written by President Roosevelt to Senator Knox regarding the relations between the United States (US) and Japan in 1909 is a reflection of the wariness of Western powers to the rise of Japan. Furthermore, the letter also shows an important passage in the...
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  • Trip to Japan - 865 Words
    There is a great deal of planning that goes into booking a vacation in a foreign country. Passports have to be taken care of, flights have to be scheduled, and accommodations have to be arranged for when the flight arrives. Also, it is important that some entertaining sites have been chosen ahead of time that would be nice to visit. By doing this, it will make the trip much easier to manage and much more enjoyable. Vacationing in a foreign country can be a great experience for family and...
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  • Rizal in Japan - 628 Words
    JAPAN Among the happiest moments of Rizal in his life was his sojourn in the Land of the Cherry Blossoms. He stayed in Japan for one month and a half from February 28 to April 13, 1888. He was charmed by the natural beauty of Japan, the manners of the Japanese people and the picturesque of shrines. He also fell in love with a Japanese girl, who loveliness infused joy and romance in his sorrowing heart. Morning of Tuesday, February 28, 1888, Rizal arrived at Yokohama and stayed in...
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  • The Economy of Japan - 612 Words
    The economy of Japan is the world’s second largest developed country, the third largest by nominal GDP and the forth largest in terms of purchasing power parity. Japan relies on its comparative advantage in high-end technology, research and development to drive its economy. Since the end of World War II Japan’s economy has grown at a unseen rate, propelling it from that of a war torn empire to that of one of the most technologically advanced nations in the world. Unfortunately the meteoric...
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  • Earthquakes In Japan - 1063 Words
    Investigating Earthquakes – Japan Gurjit & Ashwin Preliminary questions: a. Why do earthquakes happen in this location? b. Does this location fall on any fault lines? c. What are they doing to prepare themselves? d. How often earthquakes happen in this location? e. The last earthquake? f. The strongest earthquake? g. What are the hazards of earthquakes in this area? h. How are the structures built in this area Investigation: i. Japan is located in an area where several...
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  • Suicide in Japan - 875 Words
    A man loses his job, and as a final head-of-household decision, throws himself to his death from a tall building so that his family may collect his life insurance. A 14-year old girl cannot handle the bullying she endures everyday at school, hangs a sign on her bedroom door warning any who come close to stay out because gas is being made, and mixes up a hydrogen-sulfide gas made from toilet-bowl cleaner and bath salts. She inhales the gas and kills herself, also putting at risk (and injuring)...
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  • Women of Japan - 2128 Words
     From A.D. 552-710 over half of the leaders of Japan had been women. Ruling their country with much equality between men and women these queens were known for their strong will power and control (Sun). Unfortunately, new idea’s make there way to Japan causing the fall of women from top to the very bottom of their social class. These women went from living luxury to writing about luxury. The women’s social class fell quickly and women were seen more behind the scenes as artisans and...
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  • Music in Japan - 901 Words
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