Western Asia, Island Chain between North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, East of Korean Peninsula
27% of Global electronics production
Japan has truly entered the automobile market with a boom, in luxury and suv/truck sales taking off. Japan is the world's second largest automobile manufacturer and exporter, after the United States. Japan has six of the world's ten largest automobile manufacturers.
0-14 years: 14.2%
15-64 years :65.7%
65 years +: 20%
Population growth rate: 2%(2,549,272)
Life Expectancy: 81 years
Not a society where there is physical contact between one another.
The equivalent to the hand shake is to Bow.
The common Greeting in Japan
In formal/professional situations the you respect your elders/superiors by bowing lower than them.
Syncretism: The incorporations of many religious beliefs into everyday life
90% of student attend high school
2.5 million students attend a university or college
The Public Holiday Law (1948)is what establishes the occasions that are recognized in Japan as a legal holiday
Three Tiered Structure
Normal Buisness Hours (Monday-Friday) : 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Government Offices (M-F):
Bank Hours (M-F)
Department Stores (daily, except for one day closed usally Wednesday or Thursday)
Normal lunch break:12:00pm-1:00pm
US 22.9%, China 13.4%, South Korea 7.8%, Taiwan 7.3%, Hong Kong 6.1%
China 21%, US 12.7%, Saudi Arabia 5.5%, UAE 4.9%, Australia 4.7%, South Korea 4.7%, Indonesia 4%
Machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, raw materials
$524.1 billion f.o.b.
Steel and Iron
A leading industry in Japan.
Critical to economic growth in the 1950’s.
transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconductors, electrical machinery, chemicals
$590.3 billion F.O.B.
Constitutional Monarchy with a parlimentary Government.