Introduction• Japan located at East Asia. It has 6,852 islands across Pacific Ocean. The biggest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku.• It is the world’s 10th largest population with over 127 million people. (China, India, US, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia)• Capital city: Tokyo. It is the largest metropolitan in the world, with over 32 million residents. (Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, New York, Mumbai, Jakarta)• Area: 377,944 km2. A bit smaller than Sumatera• Head of government: Emperor and Prime Minister• Currency: Yen• Official Language: Japanese• Japan has 4 season: winter, summer, autumn, and spring.
Tokyo• It is the capital of Japan with over 32 million residents.• It is very crowded and everything is very expensive there.• It is a mix of modern living and old-fashioned manners, slick high-tech gadgets and cutesy cartoon mascots.• It has the well-known Sumo fight theater. Tokyo from top Shibuya Crossing
Tokyo Capsule Hotel Tokyo street full with fashionPicnic at Cherry Blossom festival called Hanami Sumo wrestlers
Japanese are hard worker• Children of Japan taught to have deep respects for their parents and bosses.• They learned to work hard, do their best for the family and work, and worry less about their own needs.• Japan is the world’s 2nd largest economy. It’s technology are well-known all over the world.• Children learning high technology and taught to invent more technologies.• Although Japan always hit by many natural disasters like typhoon, earthquakes, volcanic eruption, but their hard work keep them back in track and rebuild their country even stronger.
Japanese is no 4th exporter in the world• Japan is the largest electronic goods industry, with brand as Canon, Casio, Citizen, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, Mitsubishi Electric, NEC, Nikon, Nintendo, Olympus, Panasonic, Pioneer, Ricoh, Seiko, Sharp, Sony, TDK, and Toshiba.• Japan is the world’s 3rd largest automotive manufacturers after China and US.• In Indonesia, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha are the biggest motorbike brands. With over 5,000,000 units sold every year.
Japanese Children• Japan has the 3rd lowest infant mortality rate.• Children are taught to eat well and exercise, so they become healthy.• They are taught to study and work hard since young age.• In the school, they are motivated to make new innovation. They are good at making robots and other invention.• They learned how to survive earthquake and also martial arts.
Japanese children study hard Japanese children learn Kendo Japanese children learned how to survive earthquakes
Japan is the expert of Earthquakes• Thousands of earthquakes hit Japan every year.• Japanese learned how to survive by protecting themselves from earthquakes. – They built high building using materials that can wobble and absorb earthquakes vibrant. – Government is prepared for damage, with very fast response to after-earthquakes safety plan. – Government ready to house survivors who lose their houses. – The country is ready to rebuild after earthquakes. – Adult and children are taught in school on how to save themselves in earthquakes.• Recently Tsunami on March 2011 still make Japan suffers.
Kyoto• The Emperor’s palace and another 16 palaces are in Kyoto.• It is one of the most favorite tourist destination. It is Japan’s capital for 1000 years before Tokyo.• It is the only place where Geisha tradition still lives.• Kyoto has many attraction for tourist, like studio performance, dances.• It has the biggest International Manga museum, which has thousands of manga collections.
Do you know?• 4/5 of Japan is covered by mountains. The Japanese Alps run down the center of largest island, Honshu. The highest peak is mount Fuji.• More than 1000 earthquakes hit Japan every year. Because there are 3 tectonic plates meet and also there are 200 volcanoes, 60 of those are active in Japan.• Japanese believed that nature features, like mountains, waterfall, forest have soul and spirit.• Most Japanese have long life. The women are world’s 2nd highest life expectancy. Because their food is healthy. They eat more fish and vegetables and less meat.• In Japan, people bow to say Hello instead of shaking hands.• Japanese drives on their left side.• There are 176 airports in Japan!• Karaoke is invented in Japan, literally means empty orchestra.• Many martial arts come from Japan, Sumo, Jujijtsu, Ninja, Kendo, Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kempo, and Samurai fighting.
Japanese Food• Japanese eat rice, vegetables, and a lot of fish.• They like to eat raw fish called Sushi.• Japanese likes to make their lunch in box. Sushi Bento