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Transcript of japan

Teishoku (Meal Sets) Sushi Okonomiyaki & Monjayaki Sukiyaki & Shabu-shabu Nabe
(Hot Pot Cuisine, including Sumo-Style) Japanese religion Shinto Buddhism Confucianism Christianity Islam Japan's holidays New year (January 1) Coming of age (Second Monday of January) Beginning of Spring (February 3) Valentine's day (February 14) Doll's festival (March 3) White day (March 14) Showa day (April 29) Constitution day (May 3) Star day (July August 7) Ocean day (Third Monday of July) kimono GothLoli jeans and t-shirts Yukata Japanese anthem Japanese flag and a lot more Green Pheasant Japanese national bird Cherry Blossom Japan's map Japanese national flower Japanese language Japanese A chronology of key events:
1894 - Japan goes to war with China. Japan's better equipped forces win victory in just nine months.
1895 - China cedes Taiwan to Japan and permits Japan to trade in China.

Quake-prone Tokyo lies at intersection of continental plates
Comprises the 'shi' (inner city) and 'to' (metropolis)
Population: 12.4 million (2003 estimate)

2003: Preparing for 'the Big One'
1904 - Japan goes to war with Russia. Japanese victory in 1905.
1910 - Japan annexes Korea after three years of fighting. Japan is now one of the world's great powers.
1914 - Japan joins World War I on the side of Britain and her allies. Japan has limited participation.
1919 - Treaty of Versailles gives Japan some territorial gains in the Pacific.
1923 - Earthquake in Tokyo region kills more than 100,000 people.
1925 - Universal male suffrage is instituted. The electorate increases fivefold.
Ultra-nationalism and war
Late 1920s - Extreme nationalism begins to take hold in Japan. The emphasis is on a preservation of traditional Japanese values, and a rejection of "Western" influence.
1931 - Japan invades Manchuria, renames it and installs a puppet regime.

Emperor Akihito, head of the world's oldest hereditary monarchy
Until 1945 emperors had the status of living gods
Currently, only males can succeed to the throne
Princess Kiko gave birth to a baby boy in September 2006, potentially resolving a succession crisis

2006: Japan royal birth sparks succession debate
1932 - Japanese prime minister is assassinated by ultra-nationalist terrorists. The military holds increasing influence in the country.
1936 - Japan signs an anti-communist agreement with Nazi Germany. It concludes a similar agreement with Italy in 1937.
1937 - Japan goes to war with China. By the end of the year, Japan has captured Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. Japanese forces commit atrocities, including the "Rape of Nanjing", in which up to 300,000 Chinese civilians are said to have been killed.
1939 - Outbreak of World War II in Europe. With the fall of France to Nazi Germany in 1940, Japan moves to occupy French Indo-China.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
1941 - Japan launches a surprise attack on the US Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Twelve ships are sunk, with a further 9 damaged; nearly 2,500 people are killed. The US and its main allies declare war on Japan the following day.
1942 - Japan occupies a succession of countries, including the Philippines, Dutch East Indies, Burma and Malaya. In June, US aircraft carriers defeat the Japanese at the Battle of Midway. The US begins a strategy of "'island-hopping", cutting the Japanese support lines as its forces advance.
1944 - US forces are near enough to Japan to start bombing raids on Japanese cities.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Atomic attacks are said to have forced Japan's WWII surrender

2005: Hiroshima survivors keep memories alive
On This Day 1945: US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima
On This Day 1945: Atom bomb hits Nagasaki
- US planes drop two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima (6 August), the second on Nagasaki (9 August). Emperor Hirohito surrenders and relinquishes his divine status. Japan is placed under US military government. All Japanese military and naval forces are disbanded.
1947 - A new constitution comes into force. It establishes a parliamentary system, with all adults eligible to vote. Japan renounces war and pledges not to maintain land, sea or air forces for that purpose. The emperor is granted ceremonial status.
1951 - Japan signs peace treaty with the US and other nations. To this day, there is no peace treaty with Russia, as the legal successor to the Soviet Union.
1952 - Japan regains its independence. The US retains several islands for military use, including Okinawa.
1955 - Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) formed. Apart from a brief interlude in the early 1990s, the party governs almost uninterruptedly for the rest of the century and beyond.
1956 - Japan joins United Nations.
1964 - Olympic Games held in Tokyo.
1972 - Japanese prime minister visits China and normal diplomatic relations are resumed. Japan subsequently closes its embassy in Taiwan.
Okinawa is returned to Japanese sovereignty, but US retains bases there.
1982 - Japanese car firm Honda opens its first plant in the US.

Tokyo sarin gas attack, the work of the Aum Shinrikyo cult
1995 attack on the Tokyo underground claimed 12 lives, injured more than 5,500
Aum Shinrikyo was founded by Shoko Asahara in 1987 and drew thousands of followers
Asahara was sentenced to death in 2004 over the Tokyo attack

2004: Aum's lingering legacy
2003: Rise of Japanese cults
1989 - Emperor Hirohito dies, succeeded by Akihito.
1993 - Elections held against a background of bribery scandals and economic decline see the LDP ousted for the first time since 1955. A seven-party coalition takes power.
1994 - The anti-LDP coalition collapses. An administration supported by the LDP and the Socialists takes over.
Natural and man-made disasters
1995 January - An earthquake hits central Japan, killing thousands and causing widespread damage. The city of Kobe is hardest hit.
1995 March - A religious sect, Aum Shinrikyo, releases the deadly nerve gas sarin on the Tokyo underground railway system. Twelve people are killed and thousands are injured.
Rape of a local schoolgirl by US servicemen based on Okinawa sparks mass protests demanding the removal of US forces from the island.
1997 - The economy enters a severe recession.
1998 - Keizo Obuchi of the LDP becomes prime minister.
2000 - Obuchi suffers a stroke and is replaced by Yoshiro Mori. Obuchi dies six weeks later.
2001 March - Mori announces his intention to resign as LDP leader and prime minister.
Koizumi at helm
2001 April - Junichiro Koizumi becomes new LDP leader and prime minister.
2001 April - Trade dispute with China after Japan imposes import tariffs on Chinese agricultural products. China retaliates with import taxes on Japanese vehicles and other manufactured goods.

Yasukuni shrine remembers Japan's 2.5m war dead
Monument also venerates convicted war criminals
Ceremonies at the shrine raise hackles across Asia

Japan's controversial shrine
2001 August - Koizumi pays homage at the Yasukuni shrine dedicated to the country's war dead, provoking protests from Japan's neighbours. The memorial also honours war criminals.
2001 October - Koizumi visits Seoul and offers an apology for the suffering South Korea endured under his country's colonial rule.
2001 December - Birth of Japan's new princess - first child of Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako - reignites debate over male-only succession law.
2002 September - Koizumi becomes the first Japanese leader to visit North Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il apologises for abductions of Japanese citizens in 1970s and 1980s and confirms that eight of them are dead.
2002 October - Five Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korea return home to emotional family reunions. The family in Japan is called “ie” in Japanese. It is basically composed of a couple as is the family in other societies. The Japanese family is based on the line of descent. Ancestors and offspring are linked together by an idea of family genealogy, or keifu, which does not mean relationships based on mere blood inheritance and succession, but rather a bond of relationship inherent in the maintenance and continuance of the family as an institution. In any given period of history, all family members have been expected to contribute to the perpetuation of the family, which is held to be the highest duty of the member (Ariga, 1954). Some of Japanese sports are baseball soccer basketball sumo golf Ski and Snowboard Martial Arts Fuji Speedway Suzuka Circuit Tokyo Marathon Olympic Games Shogi Go Hanetsuki climate and weather graph 0-14 (13.5%) 15-64 ( 64.3%) 65 years and over (22.2%) Japanese age structure Japanese food Japanese fashion baseball is the most populare sport in Japan family structure Kids life In Japan the kid life is just like are's
just that the might do it different or with different cultures.
Japanese currency Japanese transportation cars buses trains taxis air plains In Japan, the life expectancy is about 83 years. Passenger cars …US$43.5 billion (29.4% of Japan to U.S. exports, up 23.8% from 2005)
Car parts & accessories … $10.4 billion (7%, down 6.2%)
Other industrial machinery … $5.7 billion (3.8%, up 11%)
Computer accessories … $5.4 billion (3.6%, down 1.9%)
Video equipment (e.g. DVD players) … $4.9 billion (3.3%, down 14.5%)
Electric apparatus & parts … $4.1 billion (2.7%, up 0.2%)
Engines & parts … $4.0 billion (2.7%, down 8.8%)
Machine tools … $3.8 billion (2.5%, up 17.3%)
Semi-conductors … $3.4 billion (2.3%, up 16.8%)
Excavating, paving & construction machinery … $3.38 billion (2.3%, up 12.9%)
Motorcycles & parts … $3.1 billion (2.1%, up 5.4%)

Read more at Suite101: Japan's Top Exports & Imports: Most Popular Products Traded Between Japan & America http://internationaltrade.suite101.com/article.cfm/japans_top_exports_imports#ixzz0nZFTlM4F Japanese top imports Civilian aircraft … US$3.5 billion (5.9% of Japan from U.S. imports, up 9.4% from 2005)
Medicinal equipment … $2.7 billion (4.5%, down 2.2%)
Industrial machines … $2.3 billion (3.9%, up 17.9%)
Telecommunications equipment … $2.1 billion (3.5%, up 10.6%)
Semi-conductors … $2.06 billion (3.5%, up 10.4%)
Corn … $2.0 billion (3.3%, up 22.1%)
Pharmaceutical preparations … $1.8 billion (3.0%, up 13.2%)
Computer accessories … $1.75 billion (2.9%, down 2.4%)
Measuring, testing & control instruments … $1.69 billion (2.8%, up 16.4%)
Organic chemicals … $1.4 billion (2.4%, down 6.4%)

Read more at Suite101: Japan's Top Exports & Imports: Most Popular Products Traded Between Japan & America http://internationaltrade.suite101.com/article.cfm/japans_top_exports_imports#ixzz0nZFxzfT2 Japanese top imports Shinto and Buddhism are the most populare religions in Japan. and exports the type of government in Japan is called Chong Monarchy Government
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