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JAPPPAAAAANNNN

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Transcript of JAPPPAAAAANNNN

Japan
Japan uses the Yen(JPY)(They have since 1871!)
It comes in paper increments of 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, and 1,000, as well as in coin increments of 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, and 1
Most businesses do no accept any other currency besides the Yen Japan exports transport equipment, motor vehicles, semiconducters, electrical machinery, chemicals, and a very small amount of oil
Japan imports machinery and equipment, fuels, foodstuff, chemicals, textiles, raw materials, and a lot of natural gas and oil
Japan's GDP is 4909 billion dollars , which is 7.92% of the world's economy
Their free-market economy is the second-largest in the world Government type constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government
Independence: 660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu)
National holiday: Birthday of Emperor AKIHITO, 23 December (1933)
Constitution: May 3rd, 1947
Legal system modeled after European civil law system with English-American influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court; accepts compulsory International Court of Justice(ICJ) jurisdiction, with reservations Capital: Tokyo
Population: 127,333,002 (July 2004 est.)
Ethnic Make-up: Japanese 99%, others 1% (Korean 511,262, Chinese 244,241, Brazilian 182,232, Filipino 89,851, other 237,914)
Religions: Shinto and Buddhist 84%, other 16% (including Christian 0.7%)

Traditional Japanese food includes rice and noodles served with dishes made of meat, vegetables, fish, and tofu. They are flavored with soy sauce, miso, and dashi.
The japanese people eat a lot of seafood and rice, sushi is a famous dish from japan that is eaten all over the world. It was invented in 200 A.D!
current events:
whale hunting
Tsunami warning
Sakurajima volcano eruptions Japanese is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with over 99% percent of the country's population using it.
The lanuage is rarely spoken outside of Japan though Mount Fuji Japanese Alps History dates back to 300BC
Between 538-710 AD, Buddism is introduced
1476-1615 Started many civil wars and the majority of society was broken down
In 1868-1912, Japan started modernizing and gained its status as a world power
During the Great Depression, Japan turned to Facism

December 7th, 1941-Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in an attempt to neutralize American Naval power in the Pacific region, causing Japan and the US to go to war
August 6th, 1945-Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, followed by another dropped on Nagasaki on August 9th
After their defeat in WWII, Japan was occupied by allied troops and then entered a period of peace and economic growth




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