Tokyo ( literally &quot;Eastern capital&quot;) is the de facto capital of Japan  , and most populas city in the country. Tokyo is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace , the home of the Japanese Imperial Family . With a population of over 35 million people in the Greater Tokyo Area  . It has the largest metropolitan GPD in the world for a city, and is has held the title of the world's most expensive city for a decade
Japan (Japanese: æ—¥æœ¬, Nihon or Nippon) consists of over 3,000 islands stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk south to Taiwan. These islands, located in the Pacific Ocean are mountainous, and many are volcanic. Japan boasts the second-largest economy in the world and is a world leader in industry. It is a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament; it is one of the oldest legislatures in Asia. Despite its rugged terrain, it is one of the most populous—and most densely populated—countries in the world. Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world with over thirty million residents. From the 12th century to the mid-1800s, Japan was a feudal country led by clans of warriors. After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Japan adopted many European and American customs and institutions. It has also adopted many Chinese customs throughout the year. Its culture today is a mixture of these influences along with traditional Japanese culture. Japan's name in the kanji writing system is often translated as &quot;Land of the Rising Sun&quot;, and comes from the country's location on the east coast of Asia. Through out the 19th and 20th century Japanese society expierienced constant and rapidly changed wheter it was in the Edo periode to the Meiji era’s westernization and colonialism
The currency of Japan, the yen is established on a floating economy of about 119.81 ¥ per us $1.00. The Yen was established as the decimal currency as if the New Currency Act of Meji in 1871. Originally the Yen was printed by the the central government and private mints that reestablished themselves as National Banks until the Bank of Japan was established in 1885
According to its charter the mission’s of the bank of Japan deal with Issuance and Management of the Banknotes, Implementations of monetary police, Providing settlement services and ensuring the stability of the financial system, international activities, compilation of Data, Economic, Analysis, and research activities.
36 00 N, 138 00 E Japan an “archipelago”, it is a group if is located off of the east coast of japan and is seperated from the coas by the Sea of Japan. Its main cities -Japan, a country of 4 main land masss that include Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. They extend along the east coast of asia Located in the pacific. The main island is Honshu, and the country has three other large islands—Hokkaido to the north and Shikoku and Kyushu to the south. More than 4,000 smaller islands surround the four largest. About 73 percent of Japan is mountainous, and all its major cities, except the ancient capital of Kyoto, cling to narrow coastal plains. Only an estimated 18 percent of Japan's territory is suitable for settlement—so Japan's cities are large and densely populated. Tokyo, the capital, is the planet's largest urbanized area at 35 million people. However, Tokyo has a worrisome environmental history of destructive earthquakes and tsunamis (seismic sea waves). A major earthquake in 1923 killed an estimated 143,000 people.
The electronics industry is one of Japans largest industries. Japan is the world’s second largest producer and third largest market for electronic equipment and components, accounting for 15% and 12% of the worldwide total, respectively in 2004. Consumer electronics, once the mainstay of the Japanese electronics industry, continues to lose share as Japanese manufacturers shift production to low cost countries in the Far East . In 1985 consumer products accounted for 23% of total output but this had fallen to 10% in 2004. The sector, however, has benefited from the move to digital products.. Today components and computing account for the largest share of production accounting for 45% and 18% of output, respectively.
From its beginnings, nearly all of the Japanese automakers were associated with zaibatsu, or later keiretsu - Japanese business conglomerates. In the post-war period, these large companies had close ties with the government, who urged them to absorb all of the smaller carmakers into large brands that could be marketed internationally. Nissan (Datsun at the time) was a prime example, taking control of Prince and many other smaller companies to form a large brand. Mitsubishi Motors was a part of a large keiretsu as well. However, one of the lone exceptions of the time was Honda. The company was formed as a tiny firm, and had (and still has) experienced no major takeovers or mergers. During the massive expansion of many Japanese companies after WWII, many of the automakers sought to expand into other markets, mainly the US. In 1957, the first Japanese car to be imported to the United States was the Toyota Crown, followed by the 1958 Datsun 1000(PL210). -During the 1960s, Japanese automakers launched a bevy of new keycards in their domestic market. These tiny automobiles usually featured very small engines (from 360cc to 600cc) to keep taxes much lower than larger cars. The average person in Japan was now able to afford an automobile, which boosted sales dramatically and jumpstarted the auto industry toward becoming what it is today.
Japans population growth rate is 0.02%, with a birth rate of 9.37 births per 1,000, which keeps it pretty even with 9.16 deaths per 1,000. Japanese cities are noted for their high population densities. With over 30 million residents, the Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan area in the world.
The way that one conducts themselves in a business environment is is just as important if not more important as the quality of the business they them selves are representing. It is custom to greet an individual presents their “meishi” it is proper to do so when you bow, holding the card on its for corners and stating your name, position and the company that you work for, it is important to recognize and acknowledge the position that one has.
Bowing (origin) is a very important custom in Japan. Japanese people bow all the time. Most commonly, they greet each other by bowing instead of handshaking. It is impolite not to return a bow to whoever bowed to you. Japanese people tend to become uncomfortable with any physical forms of contact. But, they became used to shaking hands with westerners. Bowing has many functions in one. It expresses the feeling of respect, thanking, apologizing, greeting, and so on. It's a convenient and important custom for you to learn. You can bow, when you say, &quot;Thank you&quot;, &quot;Sorry&quot;, &quot;Hello&quot;, &quot;Good bye&quot;, &quot;Congratulations&quot;, &quot;Excuse me&quot;, &quot;Good night&quot;, &quot;Good Morning&quot;, and more!! Bowing seems simple, but there are different ways of bowing. It depends on the social status or age of the person you bow to. If the person is higher status or older than you are, you should bow deeper and longer. It is polite to bow, bending from your waist. Men usually keep their hands in their sides, and women usually put their hands together on their thighs with their fingers touching. If it is a casual situation, you can bow like nodding. The most frequent bow is a bow of about 15 degrees. You might feel strange to do it, but try to bow in Japan. You will be considered very polite. Buisness Card Presentation.
Succeeding in Japanese high-technology markets largely depends on having the right product at the right time. Yet for U.S. firms, gaining market share in Japan also results from traveling to Japan to establish contacts and deliver the hands-on customer service the Japanese expect.
Main religions in Japan are Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, with a decent percentage also tat are Christian. (1.6 million) Shinto's is one of the Largest followings and the native religion of Japan. 1.6 million Christians
-Group goals are encouraged over individual -High rate of success by international standards -International education scores Japan is ranked number 5 (us is 12) Strong work ethic is instilled in students. Education is an important issue in Japanese society. These are the three ways that a child is educated in Japan: by attending a public school for a compulsory education, by attending a private school for a compulsory education, or by attending a private school that does not adhere to standards set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). While high school (&quot;upper secondary education&quot;) is not compulsory, more than 90% of the population attends high school. More than 2.5 million students advance to universities and colleges. In the past, the selection process for advancing to higher education had been described as &quot;hellish&quot; and &quot;war-like&quot;. But with the number of Japanese children being born declining, the tide has turned the other way. Now schools are having to compete amongst themselves to gather students. However, many children continue to be sent to Juku (cram schools) in addition to state schools.
National holidays are recognized in Japan as they are in the US, yet Japan has their own set of Holidays. On National Holidays there is no work normally and there was a provision of the Public Holiday law is when a holiday falls on a Sunday the next Monday is taken off, as well as if there is are two holidays that have a day in-between then that day is also taken off.
The primary goals of trade unions are to defend the employment and the livelihoods of workers, and to build democracy in the workplace, community and society as a whole. The three tear structure cosists of affiliated tear unions, industry trade unions, and national centers
machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, raw materials
The Japanese industry of Steel and Iron production is one that is innovative. The Japanese purchase steel in the united states ship it across the us to be processed and then ships it back across the united states to California and ships it back to Japan and still is able to sell its products at a competitive price.
Japan Credit Bureau, usually abbreviated as JCB, is a credit card company based in Tokyo, Japan. Its English name is JCB Co., Ltd. Founded in 1961, JCB established dominance over the Japanese credit card market when it purchased Osaka Credit Bureau in 1968. JCB cards are now accepted by 11 million merchants in 189 countries, and are commonly accepted at hotels and upscale shopping outlets in major cities around the world. JCB also operates a network of membership lounges targeting Japanese, Chinese, and Korean travelers in Europe, Asia, and North America. In the United States, JCB is accepted primarily at businesses concerned with travel and hospitality (such as airlines, car rental companies, and hotels), but increasingly also at businesses such as department stores, gas stations, and Japanese specialty retailers such as Mitsuwa and Marukai. JCB accounts in the US are issued by JCBUSA. Additionally, on August 23, 2006, JCB announced an alliance with the Discover Network. The two companies have signed a long-term agreement that will lead to acceptance of Discover Network brand cards at JCB point-of-sale terminals in Japan and of JCB cards on the PULSE network in the U.S. This partnership is expected to be fully operational by 2008
DJP Democratic Party of Japan, JCP Japan Communist Party, Komeioto, Liberal Democratic Party LDP, Social Democratic Party SDP.
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.