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My Background. Family. Moved to the US. Japan Flag. Japan Culture. Japan City. Japan Sumo. Japan Food. Japan. Japan i/dʒəˈpæn/ (Japanese: 日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-koku, literally the "State of Japan") is an island nation in East Asia.


Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why the country is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands, the four largest being Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku. Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. Periodic insurrections and civil disturbances continued into the 1870s. Etymology. Culture of Japan. Castles in Japan were built to guard important or strategic sites.

Culture of Japan

Osechi, new year special dishes in three-tiered box The culture of Japan has changed greatly over the millennia, from the country's prehistoric Jōmon period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America.[1] Japan's indigenous culture originates primarily from the Yayoi people who settled in Japan between 1000 BCE to 300 CE. Yayoi culture quickly spread to the main island of Honshū, mixing with the native Jōmon culture.[2] Modern Japanese have an estimated 80% Yayoi and 20% Jōmon ancestry.[3] The inhabitants of Japan experienced a long period of relative isolation from the outside world for over 220 years during the Tokugawa shogunate until the arrival of the "Black Ships" and the Meiji period.

Language[edit] Japanese is written with a combination of three scripts: hiragana and katakana were derived from the Chinese man'yōgana of the 5th century.[8]. List of Japanese foods. List of Japanese foods From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search A bowl of sukiyaki.

List of Japanese foods

This list is about the types of food that come from Japan. It is separated into different regions, varieties and tastes. Contents [hide] Ingredients[edit] Main article: List of Japanese ingredients See also: Category:Japanese seafood Staples[edit] Seafood[edit] Unagi donburi Types[edit] Rice dishes[edit] Sushi bento, with the sashimi on the top. Meat dishes[edit] Beef yakiniku Vegetable dishes[edit] Desserts[edit] See also[edit] List of Japanese snacks Retrieved from " Categories: Japanese cuisine Hidden categories: Navigation menu Personal tools.

Car of the Year Japan. The annual Car of the Year Japan award, also known as Japan Car of the Year (or JCOTY), is given to newly released or redesigned vehicles released to the Japanese car buying market from November 1 of the previous year to October 31 of the current, and each award spans two calendar years.

Car of the Year Japan

The award has been presented since 1980. The most recent recipient of the award, for 2013–2014, is the Honda Fit. Mount Fuji. Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan?

Mount Fuji

, IPA: [ɸɯꜜdʑisaɴ] ( )), located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft).[1] An active stratovolcano[5][6] that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山, Sanreizan?) Along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku; it is a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, a Historic Site, and was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22nd, 2013.[7] (video) Mount Fuji as seen from an airplane and as seen from a bullet train The mountain has been selected as a “cultural” rather than a “natural” heritage site. Education in Japan. In Japan, education is compulsory at the elementary and lower secondary levels.[1] Most students attend public schools through the lower secondary level, but private education is popular at the upper secondary and university levels.

Education in Japan

Japan's education system played a central part in Japan's recovery and rapid economic growth in the decades following the end of World War II. JAPAN AIRLINES Worldwide Sites.