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Entertainment in Japan

  1. 1. Japan By:Mychelle F.
  2. 2. Entertainment in Japan <ul><li>There are many types of entertainment in Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke </li></ul><ul><li>J-Pop </li></ul><ul><li>amusement parks </li></ul><ul><li>department stores </li></ul><ul><li>hot springs </li></ul><ul><li>Manga and Anime </li></ul><ul><li>Enka </li></ul>
  3. 3. Karaoke <ul><li>Karaoke is the singing of the lyrics of a song to its instrumental version. </li></ul><ul><li>The lyrics are displayed on a screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke has its origin in Japan but is now popular around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Modern karaoke shops consist of several private rooms (karaoke boxes) that are each equipped with a karaoke player, screens, and microphones. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays private home karaoke players are also popular. </li></ul>
  4. 4. J-Pop <ul><li>Japanese pop music sounds similar to Western pop music. </li></ul><ul><li>The lyrics are mostly in Japanese. </li></ul><ul><li>Many songs contain some English expressions or have an English title. </li></ul><ul><li>The celebrities of the J-Pop scene are very popular and appear frequently in various television programs. </li></ul><ul><li>J-Pop and its celebrities enjoy also a certain popularity in other Asian countries. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Amusement Parks <ul><li>Amusement parks are very popular and numerous in Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>The most popular one is Tokyo Disney Resort. </li></ul><ul><li>Tokyo Disney Resort is especially popular among young women and couples. </li></ul><ul><li>Besides Tokyo Disney Resort, there are countless other amusement parks of all kinds. </li></ul><ul><li>It is located only about 15 minutes by train from Tokyo station. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Department Stores <ul><li>Department stores typically feature women's clothing on many of their floors. </li></ul><ul><li>Additional floors have men's and children's clothes, and home furnishings. </li></ul><ul><li>Basement floors usually house a food department. </li></ul><ul><li>The top floors are restaurant floors featuring various types of restaurants like Japanese, Chinese, Western, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest shopping zones in Tokyo are Shinjuku, Ginza and Shibuya, where several department stores can be found side by side. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hot Springs <ul><li>Natural hot springs (onsen) are numerous and highly popular across Japan. </li></ul><ul><li>Every region of the country has its share of hot springs and resort towns, which come with them. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many types of hot springs, distinguished by the minerals dissolved in the water. </li></ul><ul><li>Different minerals provide different health benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>All hot springs are supposed to have a relaxing effect on your body and mind. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Manga and Anime <ul><li>Manga has been developed from a unique mixture of ukiyo-e and foreign drawing styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Literally, the word `manga' means random pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Manga depicted satirical and humorous cartoons in the `one picture' or `four picture' format. </li></ul><ul><li>Once a Manga cartoon gains enough popularity, the producers look to convert it into an Anime. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the target audience of men, women, children and teenagers, manga and anime encompass a variety of subjects, including action, sci-fi, fantasy and comedy. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Japanese manga and anime artist, Dr. Osamu Tezuka, is widely known as the father of story-based Japanese manga cartoons. </li></ul><ul><li>His popular creations include Phoneix, Kimba the White Lion, Astro Boy, Princess Knight, Black Jack and Adolf. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Enka <ul><li>Enka was Japanese popular music before and following WW2. </li></ul><ul><li>Nowadays, enka music is most popular among the older generations. </li></ul><ul><li>Many enka songs deal with topics such as unlucky love and nostalgia. </li></ul><ul><li>Enka singers, especially women, usually perform wearing a kimono. </li></ul><ul><li>A kimono is a loose robe. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion Japanese culture is very interesting. I learned a lot about the entertainment in Japan by doing this PowerPoint. The End! =)