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Japan

  1. 1. Our team members are: We are going to tell you more about this exciting country - JAPAN Michele Holly Allen
  2. 2. JAPAN
  3. 3. About Japan <ul><li>Capital: Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>Official Language: Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 127,433,494 </li></ul><ul><li>Currency: Yen (¥) </li></ul><ul><li>Calling Code: +81 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major Cities City Prefecture Population 1 Tokyo Tokyo 8,535,792 2 Yokohama Kanagawa 3,602,758 3 Osaka Osaka 2,635,420 4 Nagoya Aichi 2,223,148 5 Sapporo Hokkaidō 1,888,953 6 Kobe Hyōgo 1,528,687 7 Kyoto Kyoto 1,472,511 8 Fukuoka Fukuoka 1,414,417 9 Kawasaki Kanagawa 1,342,262 10 Saitama Saitama 1,182,744
  5. 5. Major Cities - Tokyo
  6. 6. Major Cities - Osaka
  7. 7. Major Cities - Kobe
  8. 8. Major Cities - Kyoto Osaka
  9. 9. Major Cities - Sapporo Osaka
  10. 10. Japan Railways <ul><li>Japan Railways (JR) </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to travel in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Shinkansen/ Bullet Train </li></ul><ul><li>Japan’s high speed train (bullet train) </li></ul><ul><li>Night Trains </li></ul><ul><li>About Japanese sleeper trains </li></ul>
  11. 11. Japan Railways Route
  12. 12. Japanese Fashion <ul><li>Japanese fashion including: </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese street fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese fashion (Tokyo) </li></ul><ul><li>Kogal (Japanese fashion) </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Japanese fashion (kimono) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Harajuku <ul><li>Harajuku Tokyo is a major fashion and shopping region, famous for its Harajuku Girls. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Kogal <ul><li>Kogals are known for wearing platform boots, </li></ul><ul><li>a miniskirt, copious amounts of makeup, hair </li></ul><ul><li>coloring (usually blonde or brown), artificial </li></ul><ul><li>suntans, and designer accessories . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ganguro kogal <ul><li>The basic look consists of bleached hair, a </li></ul><ul><li>deep tan, both black and white eyeliners, </li></ul><ul><li>false eyelashes, platform shoes (usually </li></ul><ul><li>sandals or boots), and brightly colored outfits. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Kimono <ul><li>Meaning “clothing” in Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>National costume of Japan </li></ul>
  17. 17. Kimono <ul><li>To wear a kimono, wrap the right side of the </li></ul><ul><li>kimono over the body , then overlap it with the </li></ul><ul><li>left side. Right on top of the left is only used </li></ul><ul><li>to dress a corpse for burial. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Shinto shrines <ul><li>Shinto (the way of the gods) is the indigenous </li></ul><ul><li>faith of the Japanese people and as old as </li></ul><ul><li>Japan herself. It remains Japan’s religion </li></ul><ul><li>besides Buddhism. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Shinto shrines Torii Komainu Purification through Main and Offering hall Stage Ema
  20. 20. Cherry Blossoms <ul><li>The cherry blossom (sakura) is Japan's unofficial national </li></ul><ul><li>flower. It has been celebrated for many centuries and takes </li></ul><ul><li>a very prominent position in Japanese culture. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Cherry Blossoms <ul><li>When do they bloom? </li></ul><ul><li>The most important factor that determines the blooming time of cherry trees is the geographical location. Basically, the milder the climate, the earlier the blossoms open. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Sumo Wrestling <ul><li>The Japanese consider sumo a modern </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese martial art, even though the sport </li></ul><ul><li>has a history spanning many centuries. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Winning a sumo bout <ul><li>The winner of a sumo bout is mainly determined by two rules: </li></ul><ul><li>1. The first person to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the soles of his feet loses. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The first person to be pushed out of the ring loses. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Geisha <ul><li>The word Geisha means &quot;artist&quot; in Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>Geisha are traditional, female Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>entertainers, whose skills include performing </li></ul><ul><li>various Japanese arts, such as classical music </li></ul><ul><li>and dance. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Geisha <ul><li>A successful geisha must demonstrate beauty, </li></ul><ul><li>grace, artistic talent, charm, impeccable </li></ul><ul><li>etiquette, and refinement. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Traditional Dishes of Japan
  27. 27. Sukiyaki <ul><li>Sukiyaki is prepared right at the table by </li></ul><ul><li>cooking thinly sliced beef together with </li></ul><ul><li>vegetables, tofu and vermicelli. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sushi <ul><li>Sushi is a small piece of raw seafood placed </li></ul><ul><li>on a ball of vinegared rice. The most common </li></ul><ul><li>ingredients are tuna, squid and prawns. </li></ul><ul><li>Cucumber, pickled radish and sweet egg </li></ul><ul><li>omelet are also served. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Tempura <ul><li>Tempura is food deep-fried in vegetable oil </li></ul><ul><li>after being coated with a mixture of egg, </li></ul><ul><li>water and wheat flour. Among the ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>used are prawns, fish in season and </li></ul><ul><li>vegetables. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Sashimi <ul><li>Sashimi is sliced raw </li></ul><ul><li>fish eaten with soy </li></ul><ul><li>sauce. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Shabu-shabu <ul><li>Shabu-shabu is tender, thin slices of beef held with chopsticks and swished around in a pot of boiling water, then dipped in sauce before being eaten. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The end <ul><li>Japan is an exciting and funky country, you </li></ul><ul><li>should go to visit sometime. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your time today! </li></ul>

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