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Today I want to present you a country in the east of Asia, Japan.
1# Japan is an archipelago, or string of islands, on the eastern edge of Asia. There are four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. There are also nearly 4,000 smaller islands! Japan's nearest mainland neighbors are the Siberian region of Russia in the north and Korea and China farther south.
Almost four-fifths of Japan is covered with mountains. The Japanese Alps run down the center of the largest island, Honshu. The highest peak is Mount Fuji. In early summer begins, especially the typhoon season, during which the South and the southwest of Japan about the Pacific Ocean resulting cyclones affected are
2# Tokyo is Japan's capital and the biggest city too, with a population of 8.94 million people. The next-largest cities are Yokohama (population 3.69 million) and Osaka (2.67 million). Tokyo became Japan's capital in 1869.
3# People first came to Japan about 30,000 years ago. At the time, the main islands were connected to Siberia and Korea by bridges of dry land, so people crossed on foot. The first society, called the Jomon culture, arose about 12,000 years ago. Around the same time, the Ainu people arrived by boat from Siberia.
Europeans first arrived in Japan in 1543, bringing guns and Christianity.
4# The Japanese flag was officially adopted on February 27, 1870. The flag is made up of a red circle, symbolizing the sun, against a white background. The color red stands for courage , openness and passion And the color white stands for justice , sincerity and purity It is known as the hinomaru in Japanese, meaning "circle of the sun." Because Japan lies at the far West of the Pacific Ocean, the sun rises spectacularly over the sea to the East. That is the inspiration for the design of the flag. The Japanese national anthem, which became officially recognized as such in 1999, is called "Kimigayo.
5# The two main religions in Japan are Buddhism and Shintoism
Shinto ( Way of Kami) is the belief in the native gods of Japan, the forces of nature, but also Can embody ancestors. Shinto is a religion without Founder and no prescribed teaching and is therefore based on a religious concept other than Scripture religions.
Buddhism is a teaching tradition and religion, which in its origins India has. It is according to sources with about 230 to 500 people worldwide million Believers (after Christianity, Islam and Hinduism), the fourth largest religion the earth.
6# Japan has a parliamentary system of government like Britain and Canada. Unlike the Americans or the French, the Japanese do not select a president directly.
The current Prime Minister 's Shinto Abe since the 26 December 2012
7# Economically, Japan is one of the most highly developed nations in the world. Japanese brands like Toyota, Sony, Fujifilm, and Panasonic are famous across the globe.