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JAPAN INFO

Date Modified: 08.02.2008
Content: Japan - Country Information and Links
Source: lonelyplanet.com

 


Whether you end up taking photos of a reproduction Eiffel Tower, surfing an indoor wave, musing in a Zen temple, shacking up in a love hotel or kipping down in a capsule, you'll do best to come with an open mind and be prepared to be surprised.

Somewhere between the elegant formality of Japanese manners and the candid, sometimes boisterous exchanges that take place over a few drinks, between the sanitised shopping malls and the unexpected rural festivals, everyone finds their own vision of Japan.

The nation's list of attributes reads like a handbook of paradox, but at its heart, Japan is a warm, friendly and very easy destination to travel to. What are you waiting for?

 


Full country name: Japan (Nihon)
Area: 377,835 sq km
Population: 127, 288,419 million
Capital City: Tokyo
People: Japanese (including indigenous Ainu & Okinawans), Korean
Language: Japanese
Religion: Shint_, Buddhism, Christianity.
Government: constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Emperor Akihito
Head of Government: Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
GDP: US$4.29 trillion
GDP per capita: US$33,600
Annual Growth: 2.1%
Inflation: 0%
Major Industries: High-tech electronic products, motor vehicles, office machinery, chemicals, steel, textiles, processed foods
Major Trading Partners: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, China

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/ north_east_asia/japan/

 

TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD INFORMATION

CIA World Factbook -- Japan
Broad overview of Japan's people, geography, government, economy, communications, transport, military, and international issues.
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ja.html

Japan - A Country Study
Overview of Japanese life, history, and culture by the US Library of Congress.
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/jptoc.html

Japan Introduction 2000
Introduction to Japan's economy, geography, climate, natural resources, demographics, political system, immigration, and maps.
http://www.photius.com/wfb2000/countries/japan/japan_introduction.html

MSN Learning and Research Plus: Japan
Overview to Japanese land, society, culture, economy, government, and history.
http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761566679

Japanese Art and Western Influence
Well organized discussion of Japanese art and craft objects that were influenced by Western concepts. With numerous images and informative text.
http://www.euronet.nl/users/artnv/Japart.index.html

Art of Japan
A third grade class identifies major influences on Japanese art, traditional art forms, and common processes and materials.
http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/brisas/sunda/arthistory/japan.htm

Japanese Cuisine
Recipes and articles on Japanese cuisine, from Schauwecker's Guide to Japan.
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e620.html

Japanese Literature Home Page
Overview of Japanese literary history and important listing of Japanese Authors.
http://www.f.waseda.jp/mjewel/jlit/index.html

 

 

 

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