Date Modified: 08.02.2008
Content: Japan - Country Information and Links
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
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 &
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%
Major Industries: High-tech electronic products,
motor vehicles, office machinery, chemicals, steel, textiles, processed
Major Trading Partners: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
South Korea, Germany, China
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/
TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD INFORMATION
CIA World Factbook -- Japan
Broad overview of Japan's people, geography, government, economy,
communications, transport, military, and international issues.
Japan - A Country Study
Overview of Japanese life, history, and culture by the US
Library of Congress.
Japan Introduction 2000
Introduction to Japan's economy, geography, climate, natural
resources, demographics, political system, immigration, and
MSN Learning and Research Plus: Japan
Overview to Japanese land, society, culture, economy, government,
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.
Art of Japan
A third grade class identifies major influences on Japanese
art, traditional art forms, and common processes and materials.
Recipes and articles on Japanese cuisine, from Schauwecker's
Guide to Japan.
Japanese Literature Home Page
Overview of Japanese literary history and important listing
of Japanese Authors.