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Malaysia vs. Japan - Culture Comparison

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Sanjay Y

on 29 September 2014

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Western style clothing is found predominantly in urban areas. However people in urban and rural areas mix traditional and western attire in everyday life. On special occasions people might change into traditional clothes. Women in rural areas dress more conservatively then women in cities.

Muslim people way special attire on days of prayer and religious events. Men would wear songkok and a sarung. Women would wear a tudung. conservation women would wear a niqab.
Malaysia vs. Japan - Culture Comparison
The majority of the Malaysian populations is Islamic. With minority populations who practice Hinduism and Buddhism. Religion in Malaysia is tied with ethnicity.
Most ethnic Japanese practice a combination of Buddhism and Shinto. Only about 2% percent of the population is Christian.
Soccer was introduced in the 19th century and has since became the the country's most popular sport.

A popular traditional sport is Sepak Takraw, a game where 2 teams of 3 hit a ball over the net with their feet.
Badminton, soft tennis, table tennis, soccer, and basketball are all popular sports. Baseball, brought to Japan in the 1870s by a professor from the United States, is the country's most popular sport. They also enjoy traditional sports such as sumo wrestling, judo, kendo, and karate.
Malaysia has developed quickly. Ithe GDP rose and its poverty levels dropped. The economy is focused mostly on agriculture, electronics, and automobile factories.

They are the world's largest exporter of rubber and palm oil. They also export timber, oil and, tin.
Japan has one of the world's largest economies even though it has few natural resources and imports most raw materials. Only about 11 percent of the land is suitable for cultivation, so nearly half of its food supply is imported. Japan is a leading supplier of fish. The United States is Japan's biggest trading partner. The currency is the yen.

In urban areas most people like in Western-style homes such as townhouses, condos , and apartments.

In rural areas people live in traditional kampong. A house made of timber and on stilts.

On the island of Bornea families might live in a house called a longhouse.

Most homes have running water and electricity.
In urban areas living situations are usually cramped. Many residents live in apartments made with concrete or wooden exteriors of varying design.

In rural areas homes are more spacious in suburban and rural areas, where there might be room for a garden. Most homes do not have heat or air conditioning. People buy their own fans, space heaters, or AC
Malaysian food is a fusion of many cultures. Rice is a dietary staple is eaten at most of the meals everyday. Fish is primary source of protien, but the food also consists of many nuts and legumes.
Most dishes use soy sauce, fish broth, or sweet sake. Rice and tea are part of almost every meal. Western food is increasingly popular, especially among the youth. Popular Japanese foods include miso soup, noodles, curry and rice, tofu, and pork. Sushi is made usually with a combination of fish and lightly vinegared rice.
Education is thought to be key to success and social status. There are 7 years of primary and another 7 years of secondary. Both are public and free. Afterward the students take a standardized test that ranks them among peers. Students are required to wear a uniforms.
Education is very important in Japanese society. Primary school begins at age 6 and lasts 6 years until they're 12. Then they enter junior high until they are 15. Education is free until they are 15. The public education system is generally uniform across the country.
The general rule is to act similar to, or in harmony with, the crowd. The general rule is to act similar to, or in harmony with, the crowd. Traditional clothing includes the kimono, a long robe with long sleeves that is wrapped with a special sash. Outside work or formal occasions, Japanese to dress casually with jeans and t-shirts. Dressing in multiple layers is very common as well.

Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government. The Emperor is the head of the state but has no governing power. The prime minister is the head of the government.
Malaysia is constitutional monarchy. There is a Council of hereditary rulers who elect a person from within themselves as King. The king is called Supreme Head of State. The King has very little power. Most of the power lies with the Prime Minister and Parliament.
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