Japans currency is in yen (¥).(one pound is</li></ul>equal to 123.1 yen, and 1 yen is <br />equal to 0.00738384657 pounds)<br /><ul><li>Japan is very famous for it’s car manufacturers</li></ul>such as Toyota.<br /><ul><li>Japan has one of the highest life expectancy </li></ul>rates in the world.<br />
Seismic activity….<br />Japan has around 1,500 earthquakes each year as you already now…here is some interesting information about japan’s seismic activity:<br /><ul><li> According to Japanese legend, earthquakes are caused by a giant catfish on a seabed. When the fish sleeps there are no earthquakes, but when it wakes up it starts to wriggle and shake, thus, causing an earthquake.</li></li></ul><li>An earthquake in Kobe… <br />Kobe is a busy city in southern Honshu, Japan, and just like cities such as <br />San Francisco and Mexico city, it is built on very shaky ground.<br />Kobe is famous for being one of japans biggest port and is a important centre of industry.<br />Unfortunately in 1995, 17th of January a earthquake occurred there.<br />Here is some information about the earthquake:<br /><ul><li>The earth quake happened at around 5:46 am.
It was japans most deadly earthquake since the Great Kanto quake of 1923.(142,000 deaths)</li></li></ul><li>Volcanoes<br />Japan has many volcanoes some of which are very well known such as mount Fuji. Here are some others:<br /><ul><li> The Kikai.
The Pinatubo. </li></ul>One of the worlds most deadly eruptions was the Kikai which was listed as the 9th, in 4350 BC with a VEI rating of 7. <br />
Religion<br />Most people in Japan are either Shintoists or Buddhists, Although because of influence from china there are a small amount of Taoists and other religions.<br /><ul><li>Shintoists believe in wisdom and philosophy and think that the abstact natural forces, such as mountains, rivers and lightning are in a complex way sacred. Shinto is a monotheistic religion</li></li></ul><li>politics<br /><ul><li>Japan, just like China has an emperor.
However, the Prime Ministeris in charge of the government.
Japan is generally considered a constitutional monarchy.
And has a system of civil law.</li></li></ul><li>Thank you!!!!<br />Information from Wikipedia:<br />Japanese politics<br />Shinto<br />Japan<br />Images from Google images and copied and pasted directly from article in Wikipedia.<br />