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    Japan language

    The State of Japan is an island country in East Asia, whose capital is Tokyo. It has a population of 126 million inhabitants (10th) and an area of ​​377,973 km 2 (61st). Its human development index is very high (19th) and its official currency is the Japanese yen. But what language is spoken in Japan? What language do they speak in Japan? Japan does not have any official language. However, Japanese is the de facto official language, as it is spoken by 99% of the population. In addition to Japanese, several Japonic languages ​​are spoken in the Ryūkyū Islands, such…

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    Flora and fauna of Japan

    Flora in Japan Around 4,000 to 6,000 species of plants are naturally found in Japan. The vegetation varies greatly from subtropical forest in the south to coniferous forest in the north. In the subtropical zone there are mangroves, cycads and tree ferns. In the warm temperate climate of Kyūshū, Shikoku, and southwestern Honshū, the dominant vegetation is evergreen broadleaf forest with many oaks. To the north Honshū and to the southwest Hokkaidō the climate is cool temperate with broad-leaved deciduous trees, including the Japanese beech (Fagus crenata) and oaks such as the konara (Quercus serrata). Conifers are dominant in much…

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    History of Japan

    Brief history of Japan summarized A brief tour of the extensive history of Japan, in an entertaining and summarized way. The first Japanese Humans have lived in Japan for at least 30,000 years. During the last ice age, Japan was connected to mainland Asia by a land bridge, and stone age hunters were able to cross it on foot. When the ice age ended, around 10,000 BC, Japan became a group of islands. Around 8,000 BC the ancient Japanese learned to make pottery. The period from 8,000 BC to 300 BC is called the Jomon. The word Jomon means ‘marked…

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    Japanese music

    The term Japanese music refers to the different genres that are practiced in Japan, both of native and foreign origin. The term “music” in modern Japanese is 音楽 (ongaku), obtained by combining the ideogram 音 (“sound”) with the ideogram 楽 (“music”, “pleasure”). The popular music scene of modern Japan includes a wide range of singers, whose interests range from Japanese rock to Japanese salsa, from Japanese tango to Japanese country. Karaoke, the well-known amateur singing show on a musical basis that takes place in bars and small nightclubs, has its origins in Japan. Japanese music, like oriental music in general,…

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  • Traditions and customs of Japan

    What traditions and customs are there in Japan? We investigate what are the customs and traditions of Japan. Food in daily life An extremely varied diet uses culinary elements from around the world, including the cuisines of Korea, China, South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and North America. However, notions of “traditional” Japanese cuisine are an important element of cultural identity. The characteristics that define it are the ingredients, the styles of preparation and the aesthetics. White rice is a staple of virtually every meal; other typical ingredients include soy and shellfish products that are served grilled or raw. Vegetables and…

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  • History of Tokyo

    Brief History of Tokyo Summarized A review of the brief history of Tokyo, as a summary. The beginnings of Tokyo People have been living in the region for more than 12,000 years. The earliest inhabitants of present-day Tokyo lived along the Sumidagawa (Sumida River), according to archaeological evidence. The swamp along the river was an ideal place for these people. The richness of the soil along the banks of the river meant that there was a wide variety of flora and fauna on which they could live. As time passed, people began to settle permanently and rice farms became a…

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