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JAPAN

LAND OF THE RISING SUN


Satellite view of JAPAN
INTRODUCTION TO JAPAN
 JAPAN is an island country in East Asia.

 Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of


China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of
Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the
south.

 The characters that make up Japan's name mean


"sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes
identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun".

 The largest islands are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū


and Shikoku, together accounting for 97% of
Japan's land area.
Contd…
 Official language of Japan is kanji.

 Japan is a constitutional monarchy where the


power of the emperor is very limited. Akihito is
the current emperor of Japan.

 Power is chiefly held by the prime minister of


Japan.

 Present GDP accounts for about $4.346 trillion


with a per capita income of $38.341

 Yen is the official currency of japan.


Geography of Japan.
 About 70 to 80% of the
country is forested,
mountainous, &
unsuitable for
agricultural &
residential use.

 Mount FUJI is the


highest peak of Japan.

 Most of the islands are


volcanic.

Mount Fuji
Environment & population
 Japan reflects a
tenuous balance
between economic
development and
environmental
protection.
 Japan has the worlds
10th largest population.
 Japan is the lead
country trying to meet
kyoto protocol.
Science and technology.
 Japan is one of the
leading nation in the field
of scientific research and
technology.
 Japan, leaders in
developing environment-
friendly technologies.
 Largest producers of
automobiles in the world.
 The Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency
conducts space &
planetary research.
ASIMO
Foreign Relations & Military
 Japan maintains close
economic & military
relations with U.S.
 U.S- Japan security alliance
serving as the corner stone
for its foreign policy.
 Japan has served as a non-
permanent security council
recently in 2005-6.
 It actively participates in
international affairs as its a
member state of U.N.
Japan’s Economy
 Japan is the 2nd largest
economy in the world at
around US dollar 4.5 trillion
in terms of nominal gdp & 3rd
in terms of purchasing power
parity.

 It economy is characterized
by low overall taxation &
overwhelming private sector
economy.

 The Tokio stock exchange is


2nd largest in the world.
Major Religions

 Japanese
religiosity

 Shinto and
Buddhism  95%

 Others  4%

 Christianity  0.8%
Major Sports..

 Sumo is considered as
one of the most popular
sports & happens to be
the national sport in
Japan.

 Martial arts, viz. judo,


karate, kendo are
widely practiced.

 Auto racing, Formula


nippon is also a part of
interest in japan.
Thank you... :)

By Suman Chatterjee

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