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Economic Indicators Project: Japan


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on 14 December 2012

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Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Main Industries: By: Annie Yan, Autumn Ho, Christina Ng Economics Indicators Some General Facts... Trivia 1. What is the Name of Japan's Currency? Culture Popular Food Dishes https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ja.html
http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/ex/stat/jinko/city/new-e.html http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Tokyo-weather-averages/Tokyo/JP.aspx
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/japan-fun-facts-interesting-facts-about-japan.html Population:
127,368,088 people Tokyo Capital:
Population: Two Other Major Cities and Their Population: Yokohama, population: 3,697,006 people
Osaka, population: 2,677,375 people Absolute Location- 36°00 N, 138°00 E
Relative Location- Part of Eastern Asia Geographic location: Founding: February 11, 660 BC Language: Japanese Tokyo's Average Temperature Summer: ~29°C Between 12°C to 23°CC Fall and Spring: Winter: ~2°C Japan:
377,915 sq km

Compared to Canada:
9,984,670 sq km Geographic Size An Overview of Japan GDP PPP and GDP PPP per capita: Unemployment Rate: Government Surplus or Deficit: Trade Balance: Imports: GDP PPP: $4.444 trillion

GDP PPP per capita: $34,700 4.6% of 65.91 million
3.03 million unemployed Deficit: 9.7% of GDP Deficit: $20.6 billion Motor Vehicles
Electronic Equipment
Machine Tools
Nonferrous Metals
Processed foods Exports: Petroleum
Liquid natural gas
Audio and visual apparatus
$807.6 billion Motor Vehicles
Iron and Steel Products
Auto Parts
Plastic Materials
Power Generating Machinery
$787 billion Bank Savings Account - 0.020% APY Interest Rate for a Basic Savings Account: Value Compared to the US Dollar: 79.21¥ per US dollar Yen (¥) Currency Name: Average Family Income: $23,458/year after taxes

Between 2010 and 2011, ¥5,475,000 (approx. $67,000) was the average household income Housing Starts Information: Total number of new dwelling units: 834,117
2.6% improvement from previous period Inflation Rate: -0.3% represents a deflation 23,458.00 1 2 C 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 . Sukiyaki Works Cited Tempura Yakitori Sashimi Entertainment Religion Business customs Role of Men, Women, and Children Cool Stuff Never be late

Wear conservative-color clothing

Bring along business cards

When addressing people remember to use last names with the honorific –san Main Religions: Shintoism (83.9%) and Buddhism (71.4%)
Cooking and cleaning
Family budgets
Make independent decisions about the education, careers, and life-styles of their families Play with the children on weekends only Financially provides for the family Traditionally in charge of elder care in the family Traditional Japanese Entertainment:
viewing the "Sakura blossoms"
viewing Zen gardens
eating and drinking in restaurants
tea ceremony
horse racing
sumo wrestling Less Traditional Entertainment Include:
Watching movies
Amusement park
Hot springs
Video games Raw horse meat is a popular food in Japan. Some Japanese companies conduct a morning exercise session for the workers to prepare them for the day's work. Sumo wrestlers eat a stew called Chankonabe to fatten up. Japan's literacy rate is almost 100%. The State of Japan's Economy: 3rd largest national economy in the world
3rd largest automobile manufacturing country
Largest electronic goods industry
Often rank the world’s most innovative country Tokyo stock exchange is largest in Asia
Approx. 2300 companies associated with this stock market
Total market capitalization: $3.2 trillion USD Japanese Stock Exchange: Topography: Mountainous Boys: Secure the family name THE END. 2. Name one of Japan's main industries. 3. What is Japan's primary language? 4. What is Japan's capital city? 5. What are the two main religions of Japan? 6. Name one traditional japanese entertainment. Yen Japanese Tokyo Shintoism, Buddhism Motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel, nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, or processed foods Sakura blossom and zen garden viewing, dining out, sumo wrestling, tea ceremonies or horse races Average Housing Prices: ¥31,770,000 ($408,901) for a house Political System Parliamentary constitutional monarchy Emperor Akihito (Annual Percentage Yield) (According to Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) Current Japanese constitution was established in 1946 Canada: 34,482,779 people 13,189,000 people 127,368,088 people 34,482,779 people Whereas... Girls: Help with house chores EXTRA INFO Current Party: Japan's Economy Yoshihiko Noda's approval ratings are dropping Liberal Democratic Party leading in opinion polls Sentiment of the people towards the current government Is not as strong as it normally is due to the weak global economy and the 2011 earthquake
Recovering from the hit taken due to dip in global economy
Good US-Japan relations will boost economic growth through promotion of trade, investment and finance Head of State Yoshihiko Noda Overall, the prospects for the Japanese economy look good. (value of all shares) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Uses a multi-party system Ex. Democratic Party, Social Democratic Party, People's New Party, Your Party Other Religions: Christianity (2%) and other (7.8%) * total exceeds 100% because many people belong to both Shintoism and Buddhism More Cool Stuff Aokigahara Forest A popular place for suicides; enough to warrant signs like this: “Your life is something important your parents gave you. Think of your parents and siblings one more time. Don’t worry alone, talk to someone about it” (that you might not want to know...) Watermelon costs around $300 (USD) Slurping shows enjoyment of food and is not impolite in Japan Japanese vending machine are everywhere and sell a large variety of things. Maid Cafe Cosplay
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