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Population - 127,368,000 (10th in the World)
Population growth rate - 0.077% (200th in the World)
Area - 377,915 sq km (62 in the World)
11.64% of the land is arable (can be farmed on)
Natural resources - very little mineral resources and fish
Huge earthquake and tsunami devastate Japan on March 2011. Japan "the land of the rising sun" Geography island nation in East Asia
located in the Pacific Ocean
lies to the east of Sea of Japan, China, Korea and Russia Capitalistic Economy GDP - $4.497 trillion (5th in the World)
Budget revenues - $1.971 trillion
Expenditures - $2.495 trillion Import - $808.4 billion (5th in the World)
trade partners with China, U.S, Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and South Korea
petroleum, liquid natural gas, clothing, semiconductors, coal, audio. and visual apparatus Export - &788 billion (5th in the World)
trade partners with China, U.S, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand
motor vehicles, semiconductors, iron and steel products, auto parts, plastic materials, and power generating machinery
Labor force - 65.39 million (9th in the World)
services: 69.8% (third largest national economy in the World) Currency - Yen Historical Background Date of founding - a. 660 B.C. by Emperor Jimmu based on a myth
b. Kume Kinitake estimates 25 B.C. supported by facts 1274-1281: Military dictators called Shoguns rule Japan and keep invaders out
1603: After decades of civil warfare, Japan became isolated from foreign influence.
1853: United States commodore Matthew Perry enters Japan and demans to trade with the U.S.
1854: Japan opened its ports after signging the Treaty of Kanagawa with the U.S.
1869-1912: Under Emperor Meiji, Japan becomes wealthy and powerful. Wins wars against Russia and China.
1910: Japan takes over the Korean Peninsula and rules it for 35 years, until 1945.
1940-1941: Japan becomes an ally of Germany and Italy in WWII and attacks Pearl Harbor, the U.S. naval base in Hawaii.
1945: The U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki leading to Japan's surrender.
1964: Tokyo hosts Summer Olympics Tokugawa Ieyasu Significant Leaders Toyotomi Hideyoshi Oda Nobunaga By Taku
Comparative Government Japan is a Constitutional Monarchy (headed by an Emperor, who only serves in a ceremonial position. He holds no political powers, and serves only to represent the people of Japan.
The power is held chiefly by the Prime Minister of Japan and other elected members of the Diet (Legislature)
Japan has the oldest hereditary monarchy in the entire World Government Current Emperor Akihito The constitution of Japan was written in 1947 following WWII, which established Japan as an anti-military nation. Constitution It is based on three principles: sovereignty of people
respect for fundamental human rights
renunciation of war. national diet building