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  • Japan Presentation

    1. 1. JAPAN
    2. 2. Location
    3. 3. Location  Japan is east of the Korean Peninsula
    4. 4. Location  Japan is east of the Korean Peninsula  It is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.
    5. 5. Location  Japan is east of the Korean Peninsula  It is surrounded by the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, and the Pacific Ocean.  The capital is (1) TOKYO.
    6. 6. Major Islands
    7. 7. ❖ There are four major islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Major Islands Kyushu
    8. 8. ❖ There are four major islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Major Islands Kyushu❖ The northernmost island, (2) HOKKAIDO, is much like Canada: it can be quite cold and snowy.
    9. 9. ❖ There are four major islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Major Islands Kyushu❖ The northernmost island, (2) HOKKAIDO, is much like Canada: it can be quite cold and snowy.❖ A minor island in the south, (3) OKINAWA, is like Hawaii, with beautiful beaches and coral.
    10. 10. Hokkaido and Okinawa
    11. 11. Hokkaido and Okinawa
    12. 12. Hokkaido and Okinawa
    13. 13. Hokkaido and Okinawa
    14. 14. Hokkaido and Okinawa
    15. 15. Economy: Industry
    16. 16. Economy: Industry Japan must import (3) RAW MATERIALS because it has few Natural Resources
    17. 17. Economy: Industry Japan must import (3) RAW MATERIALS because it has few Natural Resources Japan has modern factories and is a leading producer of automobiles and (4) ELECTRONICS.
    18. 18. Economy: Agriculture– (5) FARMLAND is limited, so farmers practice intensive cultivation: they use all land available, including hills and land between highways.– Crops include (6) RICE, tea, sugar beets, potatoes, and fruits. 6
    19. 19. Terraced Rice Paddies
    20. 20. History
    21. 21. History Japan borrowed the Chinese system of writing and religion (Buddhism).
    22. 22. History Japan borrowed the Chinese system of writing and religion (Buddhism). From the 1100s to the 1860s, (7) SHOGUNS, or military leaders, ruled with the help of their (8) SAMURAI, powerful land-owning warriors.
    23. 23. History
    24. 24. History Japan (9) REFUSED to trade with foreign countries until 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Yokohama Bay.
    25. 25. History Japan (9) REFUSED to trade with foreign countries until 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Yokohama Bay. In the 1930s, Japan took over other Asian countries because it wanted (10) RESOURCES for its growing population.
    26. 26. History Japan (9) REFUSED to trade with foreign countries until 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry sailed into Yokohama Bay. In the 1930s, Japan took over other Asian countries because it wanted (10) RESOURCES for its growing population. In 1941, Japan attacked (11) PEARL HARBOR, bringing the United States into World War II, and ending with the first nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
    27. 27. Government
    28. 28. Government Today, Japan has a Constitutional Monarchy.
    29. 29. Government Today, Japan has a Constitutional Monarchy. The (12) EMPEROR is symbolic and has no political power.
    30. 30. Government Today, Japan has a Constitutional Monarchy. The (12) EMPEROR is symbolic and has no political power.
    31. 31. Government Today, Japan has a Constitutional Monarchy. The (12) EMPEROR is symbolic and has no political power. The people elect a legislature (the Diet) and the party with the most members chose a (13) PRIME MINISTER.
    32. 32. Government Today, Japan has a Constitutional Monarchy. The (12) EMPEROR is symbolic and has no political power. The people elect a legislature (the Diet) and the party with the most members chose a (13) PRIME MINISTER. The constitution does not allow an army, instead Japan has a Self Defense Force.
    33. 33. People
    34. 34. People Japan has (14) 128 million people and is about the size of California
    35. 35. People Japan has (14) 128 million people and is about the size of California About (15) 20% of people live in rural areas
    36. 36. People Japan has (14) 128 million people and is about the size of California About (15) 20% of people live in rural areas Men often work long days (12+ hours!) five to six days a week.
    37. 37. People Japan has (14) 128 million people and is about the size of California About (15) 20% of people live in rural areas Men often work long days (12+ hours!) five to six days a week. Women often leave their jobs to take care of children and return to work when their children are grown.
    38. 38. People Japan has (14) 128 million people and is about the size of California About (15) 20% of people live in rural areas Men often work long days (12+ hours!) five to six days a week. Women often leave their jobs to take care of children and return to work when their children are grown. Children usually live at home until they marry or are into their late twenties; college students will often commute up to two hours to school every day.
    39. 39. Itty…bitty…living space.
    40. 40. Itty…bitty…living space.
    41. 41. Itty…bitty…living space.
    42. 42. Itty…bitty…living space.
    43. 43. Itty…bitty…living space.
    44. 44. Religion
    45. 45. Religion Many Japanese practice both (16) SHINTO and Buddhism.
    46. 46. Religion Many Japanese practice both (16) SHINTO and Buddhism. Shinto teaches respect for nature, love of simple things, and concern for cleanliness and good manners.
    47. 47. Religion Many Japanese practice both (16) SHINTO and Buddhism. Shinto teaches respect for nature, love of simple things, and concern for cleanliness and good manners. Shinto shrines can be found all over Japan; you must pass through a (28) TORII, or gate, to enter the shrine grounds.
    48. 48. Religion Many Japanese practice both (16) SHINTO and Buddhism. Shinto teaches respect for nature, love of simple things, and concern for cleanliness and good manners. Shinto shrines can be found all over Japan; you must pass through a (28) TORII, or gate, to enter the shrine grounds. Buddhism teaches respect for nature and the need to achieve inner peace.
    49. 49. Torii
    50. 50. The Arts
    51. 51. The Arts The most famous type of Japanese poetry is (29) HAIKU; it is written with a specific “formula” that is usually about nature or emotions.
    52. 52. The Arts The most famous type of Japanese poetry is (29) HAIKU; it is written with a specific “formula” that is usually about nature or emotions. The first (30) NOVEL is believed to have been written in Japan by a noblewoman around A.D. 1000; it is called The T of the Genji. ale
    53. 53. The Arts The most famous type of Japanese poetry is (29) HAIKU; it is written with a specific “formula” that is usually about nature or emotions. The first (30) NOVEL is believed to have been written in Japan by a noblewoman around A.D. 1000; it is called The T of the Genji. ale Theater is also very popular; the most popular traditional type of theater is (31) KABUKI.
    54. 54. Shamisen
    55. 55. Shamisen
    56. 56. Sports
    57. 57. Sports (32) SUMO is a popular traditional sport
    58. 58. Sports (32) SUMO is a popular traditional sport – T wrestlers try to push each other out of the wo ring, or dohyo, or make the other touch the ground with a part of his body other than his feet
    59. 59. Sports (32) SUMO is a popular traditional sport – T wrestlers try to push each other out of the wo ring, or dohyo, or make the other touch the ground with a part of his body other than his feet Today, baseball and soccer are most popular.
    60. 60. Sports (32) SUMO is a popular traditional sport – T wrestlers try to push each other out of the wo ring, or dohyo, or make the other touch the ground with a part of his body other than his feet Today, baseball and soccer are most popular. Volleyball and tennis are popular among young girls.

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