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  • 1. JapanThe Land of the Rising Sun
    日本国
    日本国
  • 2. General Overview of Japan
    National Name: Nippon or Nihon (日本)
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Emperor Akihito
    Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo
    Land Area: 377,873 km^2
    Population: 127,433,494 (2007 estimate)
    Ranks 10th in the world
    337/km^2 (Population density)
    Currency: Yen ¥ 円
    Main Islands: Honshu
    Hokkaido
    Shikoku
    Kyushu
    Prefectural System: 47 Prefectures
  • 3. Who is this Group?
    Japanese
    Very homogenous culture
    Edo-period – Tokugawa era
    Ainu people
    Indigenous to Hokkaido
    Fair-skinned Caucasian
  • 4. Ethnic Groups in Japan
    Japanese – 98.7%
    Other 1.3%
  • 5. Attraction
    Tokyo Imperial Palace
    Yasukuni Shrine
  • 6. Other attractions
    Edo-Tokyo Museum
    Akihabara
    Senso-ji Temple
    Mount Fuji
  • 7. Culture
    Crafts
    Ikebana
    Origami
    Performances
    Kabuki
    Bunraku
    Traditions
    Tea Ceremony
    Architecture
    Comic Book
    Naruto
    Bleach
    Music
    Shamisen
    Koto
    Literature
    Kojiki
    Nihon shoki
  • 8. Religion
    Buddhism
    Shintoism
    Syncretism
  • 9. Language
    Kanji
    Hiragana
    Katakana
    Foreign influences
  • 10. Special Events
    Oshougatsu
    Hinamatsuri
    Tango no sekku
    Tanabata
    Ohanami
    Matsuri
  • 11. Education
    Hoikuen/Youchien
    Daycare/Kindergarten
    6 years and down
    Shougakkou
    Lower compulsory
    6 to12 years old
    Chuugakkou
    Upper compulsory
    12 to 15 years old
    Koutogakkou
    Upper secondary
    15 to 18 years old
    Daigaku
    Tertiary education
    18 and up
  • 12. Sports & Recreation
    Sumo
    Budou
    Kendou
    Judou
    Aikidou
    Baseball
    Soccer
    Marathon
  • 13. Food
    Typical cuisine
    Combination of rice/noodles, soup, and 3 okazu
    Okazu – fish, meat, vegetables, tofu
    Dashi, miso, and soy sauce
    Low in fat, high in salt
  • 14. Food continued
    Sushi/Sashimi
    Tempura
    Yakiniku
    Soba/Udon
    Donburi mono
    Tendon
    Katsudon
    Oyakodon
  • 15. Japanese Clothing
    <<Kimono.
    Yukata>>
    Zori>>
  • 16. Famous People
    Ibuka Masaru
    Toyoda Kiichiro
    Suzuki Ichiro & Nakata Hidetoshi
    Kobayashi Takeru
  • 17. Thank You…. Arigatou gozaimashita
    Surabhi Agarwal
  • 18. Bibliography
    “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan
    History
    Government and politics
    Foreign relations and military
    Administrative divisions
    Geography and climate
    Economy
    Science and technology
    Demographics
    Education and health
    Culture and recreation
    Sports