Japan is located on the edge of the East of Asian continent,n ext the Pacific coast of Russia and Korean peninsula. There are 4 mains islands(main island Honsu, Hokkaido, Kyusu and Shikoku) with 4000 smaller islands in total territories. 70% of Japan’s teritory is mountainous and only 18% suitable for settlement. Japan is lie on the Pacific Fire Ring, where is one of the most dynamic volcanic eruption and earthquake zone on the world.
Total area: 377,873 km2
Population: 127,078,679 (July 2009 est.)
The isolation of geography also make Japan develop individually with the rest of Asia for a long time.
Japan ‘s market
GDP per Capital: $33,800
GDP: 4.34 Trillion (2008)
Reborn dramatically after the ruin past of the great war, Japan become on of the most power economic of the world.
Japan depends on the material import to run its economic due to the lack of mineral. But it is leading the world of robotic technology, auto mobile, transportation, ship building.
Manga, one of Japanese media industry or nonsmoking industry has very large influenced. It is the source to make many industries grow up, media, toy, accessories… This is one of the most unique and identical industry that has a strong impact and attractive to the world. (3)
Isolated with the outside world, but Japanese language is one of the most complex languages on the world with many different writing system with different uses, the language also consist a huge amount of loan words, mostly from Chinese and English (1)
There are two main religions in Japan, Shinto (origine) and Buddism, 1% of population follow Christianity. (1)
Samurai took a crucial role in Japanese society, their principles take an important role in modern business, government and industries, it also affected the world culture.
After several centuries of isolation from the outside world. The revolution since Meiji era (1867-1912) changed Japan from a feudal government to a modern nation has turned Japan into an industrial country, that affected the modern Japan up-to today.(4)
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- Kids Web Japan,Explore Japan Economy and Industry, viewed 30 August 2013 http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/economy/
- ‘Manga: Not just in Japan’, Toutletmonde.F, 2013, Nippon, updated 25 January, viewed 30 August 2013 http://www.nippon.com/en/views/b02201/
- Christenzen.M, The Meiji Era and The Modernization of Japan, viewed 30 August 2013 http://www.samurai-archives.com/tme.html