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Transcript of Japan

Economy and Development
third largest by nominal GDP
fourth largest by purchasing power parity
second largest developed economy
world leader in many technological fields
some of the best education in the world
many leading brands are Japanese (Sony, Toyota, etc.)
HDI of 0.912
GDP is 5.96 trillion USD (approx. 6.58 trillion CDN)
b i b l i o g r a p h y
"Hetalia Axis Powers Vol. 1" Himaruya Hidekaz (yes, this is an actual source)
Moving Goods
trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes
container freight system
Moving Goods: Safety
containers remain locked and secure
track container movement
keeping containers under control and safe
Moving Goods: Insurance
payable by the importer
exporter pays all expenses
can also be fully paid by the exporter to the specified location
Moving goods: Cost
no need to handle contents
saves time and human resources (jobs)
no need to have workers monitoring the containers
no money is used for workers
Moving Goods: Time
smaller goods take less time
cargoes are the fastest way to transport goods overseas
Moving Goods: Standards
must declare to the Director-General of Customs the nature of the goods, quantity, price, and any other necessary info
an export permit, after the necessary physical examination, is needed

multiple different ways
includes moving by trucks, trains, ships, and airplanes
Transporting Goods: Trucks
very popular method of freight transport
ideal for transporting manufactured goods and packaged products
cause a lot of major problems on highways
Transporting Goods: Trains
often carry products to ship ports
very efficient
not as convenient as road transport
can be cheaper and more energy efficient
Transportation of Goods: Ships
frequent type of transportation for international exports and imports
can load huge amounts of materials
require a lot of time
do not provide fast delivery
most energy-efficient
limited when waters are frozen due to cold weather
Transportation of Goods: Airplanes
best option for time-sensitive exports
lower insurance, inexpensive warehousing, tighter inventory control
more expensive
limited by the availability of major airports nearby
Most Popular Method of Transporting Goods?
1950s and 1960s: many people from rural areas immigrated into larger metropolitan areas
1910: migration flows between Japan and the Korean peninsula have increased immensely
Koreans compose the largest group of immigrants in Japan
followed by the Chinese, Brazilians, and Filipinos
74% are from Asia
18% are from South America
8% from other continents
foreigners receive a status of residence
more than 20 different statuses
more than three thousand islands
80% of Japan is not inhabitable because it is forested or mountainous
20% are plains and relatively flat areas
lies in a volcanic and earthquake-prone area called the Ring of Fire
nearly 50 of Japan's 192 volcanoes are classified as active
earthquakes are frequent, although minor
the Great Kantō earthquake of September 1923, and the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 2011
also has many rivers and lakes.
Climatic Zones
varies from tropical in the south to cool and temperate in the north
four seasons are clearly observed
snowy winters usually occur on the Sea of Japan side
the Pacific Ocean side is relatively warm and free of precipitation
spring: winds are mild and weather is warm
month-long rainy season during June
summer: days are usually sunny and may have intense heat and humidity
many tropical storms are formed in the Pacific Ocean during the fall
southwestern districts are particularly prone to typhoons, causing great damage
Bodies of Water
island nation located in the Pacific Ocean
east: Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan
west: Pacific Ocean
south: East China Sea and Philippine Sea
north: Sea of Okhotsk
the Seto Inland Sea separates Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu
also serves as a waterway connecting the Pacific Ocean with the Sea of Japan
nine forest ecoregions
subtropical moist broadleaf forests in the warm regions
temperate mixed forests in the mild climate regions
temperate coniferous ones in the cold, winter portions
has over 90,000 species of wildlife, including the brown bear, the Japanese macaque, the Japanese raccoon dog, and the Japanese giant salamander
after WWII, environmental policies were insignificant
caused major environmental pollution during the 1950s and 1960s
environmental laws were reinforced and created in the 1970s
has a wide range of environmental issues,
urban air pollution, waste management, water eutrophication, nature conservation, climate change, chemical management, and international co-operation for conservation
one of the leading countries in the development of new environment-friendly technologies
GDP (2013) = 5.96 trillion USD (approx. 6.75 trillion CDN)
full religion freedom
anyone may follow any religion preferred
majority are Buddhist, Shinto, or both
a lower percentage are Christians
other religions are very minor
well distinguished from other Asian cultures
art is an important factor; includes poetry, painting, sculpting, calligraphy and origami
sculptures reflect Buddhist and Shinto heritage
music has been prominent in their culture since ancient times
calligraphy is also a widely practiced art form
traditional clothing is not worn regularly but it common to wear for special events
kimono, happi and hakama
different patterns for different seasons

Official Name: Nihon-koku or Nippon-koku
Official Language: Japanese
Capital: Tokyo
National Foundation Day: February 11, 660 BC
Population: 127.6 million (2012)
fourth largest importer in the world
imported $833.1 billion worth of goods (2013)
by Lynn, Nabiha
Quick Facts
Moving Goods
Moving Services
Transporting Goods
Place and Location
Significant Landmarks
Bodies of Water
Climatic Zones
Exports and Imports
Religion and Culture
Land: 364,485 sq km
Water: 13,430 sq km
Total: 377,915 sq km
Ranking: #62
parliamentary government with a constitutional monarchy
Emperor, currently Akihito, who acts as "the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people."
power is held by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe
Japanese people are responsible for sovereignty
Emperor does not have control or power
similar to our Canadian government
we have a Queen, no direct power, but the Prime Minister does
modern, highly developed, energy-efficient
road transport is the main transportation
over 1.2 million km of paved roads
rail transport is also very popular
Shinkansen: high-speed trains that can travel up to 300 km/h
Tokyo International Airport is Asia's busiest airport and the world's 4th busiest
marine transport is also very common
international passenger routes include sailing to China, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan
and Nicholas
based on rice with miso soup
emphasis on seasonal ingredients
side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth
grilled fish is common, may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi
seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura
noodles: soba and udon
simmered dishes: oden, sukiyaki, and nikujaga
Chinese food and western food are common
Japanese cuisine has become popular throughout the world
Moving Services
must receive a work visa from a Japanese embassy or consulate outside of Japan
over a dozen such statuses of residence
will need to change status of residence if changing jobs and new job falls into different field
Transporting Goods
well known for its pop culture
anime and video game industries
hundreds of anime programs are produced annually
with the DVDs, toys and character goods produced for each series, the anime industry makes billions of yen
anime DVDs and Blu-ray Discs made $355 million (2011)
Japanese video games are arguably the most popular in the world
video game market made $17.31 billion (2012)
only 4.6% of goods in Japan are moved on railways
ships carry 44.5%
trucks carry 51%
similar to Canada
Significant Landmarks
Mount Fuji: 3,766 metres
many temples such as the Daitokuji Temple, Kiyomizu Temple, Todai-ji Temple, etc.
Kyoto and Tokyo National Museums: collections of Asian and pre-modern Japanese art, artifacts
castles such as the Himeji Castle, Nijo Castle, Osaka Castle, etc.
towers: Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Tower (tallest tower in the world; 634 m)
basics of trade
thank you for listening
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nyo/fem japaaaan
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neko/cat japaaaaan
35.0000° N, 136.0000° E
an island nation in East Asia
located in the Pacific Ocean
west: east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Russia
north: Sea of Okhotsk, Russia
south: East China Sea, Philippine Sea, the Philippines and Taiwan
east: Pacific Ocean, the United States of America, Canada
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