JAPAN. Martí, Genís i Fran.Presentation Transcript
Around the world in eighty days. Japan .
1-Location/map/capital. Japan is a sovereign island nation located in East Asia which comprises over 6.000 islands and lies in the Pacific Ocean to the east of China, Korea and Russia. The capital city is Tokyo.
Kimi Ga Yo " That thousand years in the kingdom of the happiness are yours. "
Kimi ga yo wa Chiyo ni, Yachiyo ni Sazare ishi no, Iwao to narite, Koke no musu made.
That you Gentleman reign Throughout thousand years, Eight thousand generations, Until the stones turn into rocks and cover of moss.
2.2Official language/Currency . The official language of Japan is Japanese. The currency is the Yen. Yen
3-Geography. About 70%, to 80% of the country is forested, mountanious, and unsuitable for agricultural, industrial, or residential use. The most representative geographical features are The three Holy Mountainous : Mount Fuji: Mount Tate: Mount Haku:
Japan belongs to the temperate zone with four distinct seasons , but its climate varies from cool temperate in the north to subtropical in the south.
Northen Japan has warm summers but long, cold winters with heavy snow.
Central Japan has hot humid summers and short winters.
Southwestern Japan has long, hot, humid summers and mild winters.
Parliamentary democracy with constitutional monarchy.
Emperor: Akihito. Prime Minister: Yukio Hatoyama.
6-Key Historical Event. During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against Japan in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Philosophy The Japan’s concepts are 5 elements influenced by to Buddhism. The 5 elements are called “godai”. Chi meaning “Earth” Ka meaning “Fire” Fu meaning “Wind” Sui meaning “Water” Kumost often traslated as ” Void ” meaning “sky” or “heaven”
Music Koto Shamisen
Karaoke Is the most widely practiced cultural activity.
It’s a typical comic book.
The 4 traditional theatres from Japan are Noh, Kyogen, Kabuki and Bunraku.
Sports The traditional not martial sports: Falconry, the hunt, competition of comets. Martial Japanese arts: aikido (sport of contact), iaido (Japanese sword), judo (sport of contact), jujutsu (sport of contact), karate (sport of contact), kendo (Japanese fencing), kenjutsu (managing of the Japanese sword), shuriken-jutsu (managing of the shuriken or Japanese cleaver) and popular I add (sport of contact).