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Transcript of JAPAN
1st Period Distribution of Power Role of Religion Religions Active in Japan Key Religious Figures Today Who Can Vote? Emperor Steps they have taken towards democracy News Article Japan Flag World Map Basics and Background "A former police officer suspected of killing a woman with a sword was found dead in the victim’s house in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward on Wednesday afternoon. TV media showed police outside the house during the standoff at Nozawa 1-chome in Setagaya.
According to police, the 86-year-old man, identified as Shigemasu Tokunaga, slashed Setsuko Kubo, 62, in the neck with a sword on the street at about 11:30 a.m. Kubo was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., according to Fuji TV.
Tokunaga, who lived across the street from Kubo, apparently broke into Kubo’s house and refused to come out or negotiate with police. When police entered the house at 1:40 p.m., they found him, from wounds to his neck, Fuji reported.
Local residents said that Kubo and Tokunaga had been quarreling since May. Prior to the attack, Kubo had called 110 to report that her neighbor was spraying pesticide on her, Fuji reported." Before 1945 there was
no kind of democracy
in Japan there were no
elections or political
parties and women
didn't have equal rights. The emperor really runs the country.
However the emperor is not a source
of sovereign power. The two major religions in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. The two religions have been present in Japan for several centuries and coexist nicely. The Prime Minister in Japan is Yoshihiko Noda. Japan is very religious tolerant as they adapt to all different religions.
In Japan it is common for them to take parts of different religions.
It is common for Japanese people to have Shinto ceremonies for their children after they are born and at certain ages. Then have a Christian wedding, and a Buddhist funeral. http://www.japantoday.com/category/crime/view/suspect-holed-up-in-house-after-attacking-woman-with-sword Country Map Establishment of Country Terrain Resources It is an archipelago of islands
consisting of huge mountain
chains and forests. Japanese legend has Japan being
founded in 600 BC by Jimmu a
descendant of the sun goddess. http://www.mahalo.com/answers/were-in-the-world-is-japan-on-the-map 4 http://www.destination360.com/asia/japan/map http://www.google.com/search?q=japan+terrain'&hl=en&safe=active&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Yuk1UaTLJ-e80QHk6ICACg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=907&safe=active&surl=1#imgrc=Q6YGqqjIvolSTM%3A%3BCU6MTDal_gBMpM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.gtgtandems.com%252Fimages%252FJapan%252F18Tenryu_Gawa2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.gtgtandems.com%252FR_LJapan%252FJAPAN18.html%3B598%3B408 Japan is relatively resource poor.
However its main resource is
energy and it is 14% of imports. Budget and Social Issues Issues or Current Concerns Relationship to the United States More Current Issues Type of Government Japan has a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government. Constitution Akihito http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akihito http://www.mapsofworld.com/flags/japan-flag.html A "constitutional convention" was held to draft a new constitution for Japan. It consisted of three Army officers all of which were lawyers. They used a book on world constitutions for reference to draft it. "We, the Japanese people, acting through our duly elected representatives in the National Diet, determined that we shall secure for ourselves and our posterity the fruits of peaceful cooperation with all nations and the blessings of liberty throughout this land, and resolved that never again shall we be visited with the horrors of war through the action of government, do proclaim that sovereign power resides with the people and do firmly establish this Constitution'' That is from their constitution^^ and they have written it so that the emperor does not hold all the power they have a house of representatives and a House of Councillors. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=907&q=japanese+constitution&oq=japanese+constit&gs_l=img.3.0.0j0i24l9.1226.5196.0.66126.96.36.199.188.8.131.524.2125.7j3j5.15.0...0.0...1ac.1.5.img.2KWwRZIcvXY&safe=active&surl=1#hl=en&safe=active&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=constitution&oq=constitution&gs_l=img.3...16653.16653.0.168184.108.40.206.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.tYT8hMBbKww&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.eWU&fp=54957403608e88f5&biw=1280&bih=907&imgrc=9SRGU93YM7xcEM%3A%3B_EsuozyxEcz-lM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimage.patriotpost.us.s3.amazonaws.com%252F1787-09-17-Constitution-1.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fpatriotpost.us%252Fdocument%252Fthe-constitution-of-the-united-states-of-america%252F%3B3629%3B4392 Key Political Figures Religious Tolerance Gender Issues - Equality for Women Climate/Weather In some areas the weather is mild and in others it is extreme.
They have the same four seasons we do but the weather isn't quite the same. In summer it is hot. In winter it is cold, windy, and snowy. In spring they have a rainy season. The annual precipitation for this time is 1700mm to 1800mm. In fall they have typhoon season. Language In Japan they speak Japanese.
Japanese is a second language
to Korea and Chinese. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=907&q=japanese+constitution&oq=japanese+constit&gs_l=img.3.0.0j0i24l9.1226.5196.0.66220.127.116.11.18.104.22.1684.2125.7j3j5.15.0...0.0...1ac.1.5.img.2KWwRZIcvXY&safe=active&surl=1#hl=en&safe=active&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=japanese&oq=japanese&gs_l=img.3..0l10.803763.805183.2.805710.8.8.0.0.0.0.417.1218.3j1j2j0j1.7.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.sZrSeqI4r0w&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.eWU&fp=54957403608e88f5&biw=1280&bih=907&imgrc=fwO5DMW6LYwvOM%3A%3BKrJUYhhxw6ekBM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fstatic.guim.co.uk%252Fsys-images%252FTravel%252FPix%252Fcountries%252F2010%252F2%252F3%252F1265213511042%252FJapanese-script-table-kat-001.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.guardian.co.uk%252Ftravel%252F2010%252Ffeb%252F06%252Flearn-japanese-script-katakana%3B460%3B521 Natural Disasters Japan is known for its earthquakes. They
experienced a 8.9 magnitude earthquake
off the coast of Honshu. Everyone is allowed to vote with the voting age
requirement being 20. They also must have a
minimum of 3 month residency http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=907&q=japanese+constitution&oq=japanese+constit&gs_l=img.3.0.0j0i24l9.1226.5196.0.6622.214.171.124.126.96.36.1994.2125.7j3j5.15.0...0.0...1ac.1.5.img.2KWwRZIcvXY&safe=active&surl=1#hl=en&safe=active&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=vote&oq=vote&gs_l=img.3..0l10.431929.433191.4.433301.6.6.0.0.0.0.275.318.1j0j1.2.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.QsrODh9F5gY&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.eWU&fp=54957403608e88f5&biw=1280&bih=907&imgrc=sInRJKObRvyFyM%3A%3BTQqTD8WTvQOnlM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fblogs.villagevoice.com%252Frunninscared%252Fvote.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fblogs.villagevoice.com%252Frunninscared%252F2012%252F06%252Fnew_yorkers_vot.php%3B450%3B377 Their most important political figure would be the emperor; Akihito. http://www.google.com/search?q=yoshihiko+noda&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=uKc3Ufm6Aq762AWR54HwBw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1259&bih=609#imgrc=HkOoiadxikua8M%3A%3BfWSgEkjMv4grMM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%252Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252Fthumb%252Fe%252Fe5%252FYoshihiko_Noda-3.jpg%252F220px-Yoshihiko_Noda-3.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fen.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FYoshihiko_Noda%3B220%3B294 Women in Japan were not always equal to men. They were given the right to vote in 1945. Today women have the right to work and are making their way into the government. They only play a small role now but are expected to grow.
However, women still do most of the parenting. GNP Debt Amount Spent on: Health Care Education Defense Diseases Affecting the People Amount of People Living Below the Poverty Line Infant Mortality Life Expectancy The GNP in Japan increased to 515709.20 JPY in the third quarter of 2012 from 515138.30 JYP in the second quarter of 2012 GDP The GDP in 2011 was worth 5867.15 billion dollars (US). Japans GDP is 9.46% of the world economy. The lowest it ever was, was in 1960 and it was 44.3 billion dollars (US). On June 30, 2011 Japan was in debt $2.719 trillion http://www.google.com/search?q=debt&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Da83UeL7EePc2gWZ34HYCQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1259&bih=609#imgrc=paJpUPJkSdJ2RM%3A%3BLDqSullD7xgJ2M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.brickbybrickinvesting.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F01%252Fdebt_woes.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.brickbybrickinvesting.com%252F2013%252F01%252F04%252Fsuccessful-investors-eliminate-debt%252F%3B400%3B400 http://www.google.com/search?q=debt&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Da83UeL7EePc2gWZ34HYCQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1259&bih=609#hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=money&oq=money&gs_l=img.3..0l10.66004.66657.0.668188.8.131.52.0.0.0.178.436.2j2.4.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.J1-BKuCphf8&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.b2I&fp=34df55f58841714a&biw=1259&bih=609&imgrc=8Ff3hyD4ehtcMM%3A%3BSz-IvQFKGDPb-M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fus.123rf.com%252F400wm%252F400%252F400%252Ftribalium123%252Ftribalium1231209%252Ftribalium123120900009%252F15039328-stack-of-money.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.123rf.com%252Fphoto_15039328_stack-of-money.html%3B1200%3B792 They spent approximately
$2,878 per person. http://www.google.com/search?q=debt&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=Da83UeL7EePc2gWZ34HYCQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1259&bih=609#hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=healthcare&oq=healthcare&gs_l=img.3..0l3j0i10j0l6.165975.167439.2.167606.10.8.0.184.108.40.206.641.5j2.7.0...0.0...1c.1.5.img.gdsXFRs3BpY&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.43287494,d.b2I&fp=34df55f58841714a&biw=1259&bih=609&imgrc=xeJ6tQ8N8YpA0M%3A%3BfR6klspnnASO6M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fscm-l3.technorati.com%252F11%252F07%252F20%252F48057%252FHealthcare-Reform-Act.jpg%253Ft%253D20110720145533%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ftechnorati.com%252Fwomen%252Farticle%252Fwomens-health-care-and-your-taxes%252F%3B2480%3B3508 In 2011 Japan spent 3.7% of their
GDP (5867.15 billion) on education. In 2004-2005 Japan was ranked 4th in the world for sprnding $42.1 billion on defense. A recent nationwide survey shows that the
number of Japanese people suffering from
Kawasaki syndrome has been steadily increasing. Kawasaki syndrome is an autoimmune disease
that mainly effects children and the cause and
cure remain unknown. Only 16% of the people live under the poverty line. There are 2 deaths for every 1000 births. Life expectancy in Japan is 83! http://www.google.com/imgres?q=old+people&start=67&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1280&bih=827&tbm=isch&tbnid=EiRKl2c6tXKL-M:&imgrefurl=http://pics8.this-pic.com/image/old%2520happy%2520people&docid=HBrJXywO-6ED6M&imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ePwBOer8uFE/TDh9jsZn4oI/AAAAAAAAABk/AY4ANhi99Ic/s1600/old_people.jpg&w=548&h=309&ei=yfxjUYL6BJip4API-4GADw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=140&page=3&tbnh=143&tbnw=245&ndsp=42&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:100,i:16&tx=232&ty=54&safe=active&surl=1 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=baby&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1280&bih=827&tbm=isch&tbnid=CO9jJAKEF0h_BM:&imgrefurl=http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/949789/from-unique-to-classic-find-your-baby-name-style&docid=wb9ql-Tlq4flSM&imgurl=http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2012/02/Sarah_Parenting/baby-names-baby-in-towel2.jpg&w=600&h=402&ei=IP1jUdaDEpje4APq4ID4BQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=156&vpy=132&dur=546&hovh=184&hovw=274&tx=173&ty=123&page=1&tbnh=143&tbnw=200&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,i:84&safe=active&surl=1 http://www.google.com/imgres?q=book&hl=en&safe=active&biw=1280&bih=827&tbm=isch&tbnid=xMTU2yz06MDVKM:&imgrefurl=http://www.page1book.com/&docid=mvyItbNWj50vgM&imgurl=http://www.page1book.com/images/bookstack.jpg&w=300&h=300&ei=sv1jUZyrF4_e4AOctoDQBw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=109&page=1&tbnh=143&tbnw=137&start=0&ndsp=33&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:87&tx=107&ty=91&safe=active&surl=1 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=827&q=old+people&oq=old+people&gs_l=img.3..0l10.2745.4087.0.42220.127.116.11.0.0.0.265.265.2-1.1.0...0.0...1ac.1.8.img.7VRfIU03ceA&safe=active&surl=1#hl=en&safe=active&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=gun&oq=gun&gs_l=img.3...2515.2874.0.3092.3.3.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0...0.0...1c.1.8.img.pQLr0Hs3HXU&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&fp=9df4292645cabdb7&biw=1280&bih=827 Ethnic Groups The main ethnic group is the Yamato Japanese and they comprise 98.5% of the population.The remaining is 0.5% Korean, 0.4% Chinese, and 50,000 Ainu people. World Trade Organization "Office of Japan and Korea of the U.S. Department of Commerce works to ensure that Japan abides by their obligations in the trade agreement. “Japanese and Korean governmental/business practices that discriminate against U.S. exports of goods or services to either market, or U.S. direct investment in Japan and Korea. Compliance issues include any violation of existing bilateral or multilateral trade or investment agreements with Japan and Korea. The Office of Japan and Korea coordinates its efforts with other offices within the U.S. Department of Commerce and other U.S. Government trade-related agencies.” How and why US became involved The US established diplomatic relations with Japan in 1858 these relations were broke off during World War II after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Thank You! Second Anniversary March 11 was the second year anniversary for Japan. Two years ago on that day they experienced a life changing epidemic. They suffered from a devastating earth quake/ tsunami. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=907&q=japan&oq=japan&gs_l=img.3..0l10.2087.2640.0.2818.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.493.2j1j1.4.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.img.5tQc_eWc91U&safe=active&surl=1#imgrc=gO_3UXwe0KraCM%3A%3B9o0JqyECFenKzM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fde.wallpaperswiki.org%252Fwallpapers%252F2012%252F10%252FJapan-Mount-Fuji-1080x1920.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fde.wallpaperswiki.org%252Fjapan-mount-fuji%252F%3B1920%3B1080 Ichiro Ozawa, ex-leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=673&q=buddha&oq=buddha&gs_l=img.3..0l10.1053.3089.0.3303.8.7.1.0.0.0.235.932.2j3j2.7.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.img.pE4uu5uIQgs Worlds Oldest Living Person On April 19 the worlds oldest living person had his birthday. Jiroemon Kimura turned 116. He lives with his grandaughter in law and eats rice pumpkin and sweet potatoes. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/world/asia/japan-sweet-16-plus-100-more.html?_r=0 Chinese Pollution http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/25/world/asia/japanese-scientist-blames-china-for-yakushimas-dying-trees.html Airborne pollutant from china is blowing down and killing the trees in Japan.