Glimpse on Japan

Japan is one from developed countries. After 2nd world war Japan has focused on production and still they are ruling in their technology, their expertise in production. One of my friend from India told me that getting Japan’s visa is really hard for under developed countries. Every culture has some norms and customs that they follow. These norms and customs present them to all over the world. They have their own culture.

Geography of Japan


Rising Sun is another name of Japan. Its actually not name but it has been assigned by people because of its geographical territory. Geography of Japan is really instresting. Japan is country with thousands of islands; nearly 4000 kilometers to Pacific Coast of Asia. Honestly i can't cover all those names but Hokkaido, Kyushu & Shikoku are main islands for which Japan is known.

Rykuku is another Island in Japan in south of Kyushu. you won't believe that there are more than 200 volcano in Japant and 40 with volcanic activities. Horrible ! Japan is 70-80% convered with mountains. Have you heard Japanesse Alps? These are mountains of Hounshu Island. Fujiyama, the highest mountain of Japan. Its 3776 meter from Sea Level. 

What is Culture?

Culture as whole includes belief, knowledge, morals, custom, law, norms, and capacities & capabilities of member or society. Society Members share them.

Religion in Japan

  • Shintoism and Buddhism followed  by 54% and 40% of the population respectively.
  • Japanese Buddhism is divided in 15 sects, although only 7 of them are still relatively common now days.
  • Shintoismis more a set of traditions and customs than an actual religion. There are only a few thousands Muslims residing in   Japan.
  •  There is a Christian minority in Japan, dating back from the contact with Portuguese and Spanish missionaries in the 16th century.

Feudalism in Japan

  • Feudalism period in Japan: 12th through 19th centuries. Important Considered.
  • The first period of feudalism in Japan started with the Kamakura Period,
  • The next period of feudalism in Japan was the Azuchi-Momoyama Period.
  • Finally, the Edo Period lasted from 1800 to 1868
  • Feudalism in Japan played an important role in shaping the culture and government of the country

Language in Japan

  • Japanese is a language spoken by over 130 million] people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities. It is a member of the Japonic (or Japanese-Ryukyuan) language family.
  • Sixth spoken language, approx 99% percent population using.
  • Combination of three scripts

Japanese Etiquette and Customs or Manners

Bowing

The bow is firmly embedded in Japanese culture. The Japanese bow when they meet and part from one another (when Westerners would use a handshake), to express gratitude, to show deference to superiors, and in many other social situations.

Gift Giving

  • National Custom: Gift Exchanging
  • Gift-giving is highly ritualistic and meaningful.
  • The ceremony of presenting the gift and the way it is wrapped is as important & Sometimes it is more important than the gift.
  • Gifts are given for many occasions.

Business Cards

Obligatory is exchanging Business card during Business Meeting. 

Removing Shoes

You will be expected to remove your shoes upon entering many Japanese buildings, including homes.


Japan Economy

  • Japan's industrialized, free-market economy is the second-largest in the world. Its economy is highly efficient and competitive in areas linked to international trade, but productivity is far lower in protected areas such as agriculture, distribution, and services.

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  1. It is really a nice effort to share a summarized overview on Japan. Loving your site.

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