Japan and Its Culture

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Japan and Its Culture

  1. 2. <ul><li>Japan is a island nation in east Asia located in the Pacific ocean </li></ul><ul><li>It has 8 regions and over 3,000 islands </li></ul><ul><li>The capital of Japan is Tokyo </li></ul><ul><li>Japan has a population of about 128 million </li></ul>Map Activity
  2. 3. <ul><li>Primary, secondary, and university were introduced in Japan in 1872 </li></ul><ul><li>Only primary school, elementary and middle, are required to be completed by children </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all go to attend the 3 year high school and about 75.9% attend a university or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tokyo and Keio University are the highest ranked and most popular universities </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Most Japanese instruments are usually string, wind, and percussion instruments </li></ul><ul><li>The flute is the most popular Japanese instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>In Japanese the flute is called Fue </li></ul><ul><li>This is a picture of a Shinobue, a transverse folk bamboo flute </li></ul><ul><li>This flute has a very high-pitched sound </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Japan’s national sport is considered to be sumo wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Another widely enjoyed sport is martial </li></ul><ul><li>A professional baseball league was established in 1936 and since has been the most popular spectator event </li></ul>Sumo Game
  5. 6. <ul><li>Japanese food is known for its seasoning, quality of ingredients, and presentation </li></ul><ul><li>During the Heian period(795 to 1185 AD), the use of chopsticks were introduced by China </li></ul><ul><li>The most common foods apart of Japan’s national cuisine is rice, noodles, and bread. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common know Japanese food in America is sushi, mainly made of raw fish, rice, seaweed, and tofu </li></ul>Sushi game
  6. 7. <ul><li>Japan attacked America in 1942, it was a key factor in World War II </li></ul><ul><li>This surprise military attack is noted as the “Attack on Pearl Harbor” which was conducted by the Japanese Navy </li></ul><ul><li>This attack was intended to prevent USA from influencing a war against the Netherlands, Great Britain, and the USA </li></ul><ul><li>The first official word of the attack came from the Commander in Chief Pacific and was sent to all naval commands and fleet ships </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Cherry blossom trees originated in many Asian states, one being Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Japan gifted 3,020 cherry blossom trees to America in 1912 as a sign of </li></ul><ul><li>They were re-gifted in 1965 because the original ones were infested with bugs </li></ul><ul><li>These trees were planted in Washington, DC along the title basin </li></ul><ul><li>In Japan they call these trees sakura(sah koo rah), which means “Japanese flowering cherry” </li></ul>Cherry Blossom Activity

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