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About Japan . By Rodney A. Culture. Japan has different performing arts like Kabuki, Noh, Kyogen, and Bunraku. Kabuki is a classic theater that was involved in the early seventeenth century. Kyogen is a classic comic theater that is high styled actions and lines.

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About Japan

By Rodney A.


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Culture

  • Japan has different performing arts like Kabuki, Noh, Kyogen, and Bunraku.

  • Kabuki is a classic theater that was involved in the early seventeenth century.

  • Kyogen is a classic comic theater that is high styled actions and lines.

  • Bunraku was popular at the end of the seventeenth century.


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Government

  • You have to be 20 years or older to vote in Japan.

  • Unlike American or French culture they do not elect presidents directly. Diet members elect a prime minister from among themselves.

  • Japan has a parliamentary system of government like Britain and Canada.

  • The Diet comprises the 480 House of Representatives and the 242 House of Councillors.


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Government continued

  • There are three branches, the first one is Legislative Branch (Diet), the second one is the Judicial Branch (Courts), then the third one is the Executive Branch (Cabinet).


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Languages

  • Three types of character are used to write Japanese.

  • There are about 2,000 kanji in regular use. Children learn 1,006 kanji in elementary school and another 939 in middle school.


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Foods

  • The Japanese eat Miso soup, Short grain rice, Meat, Seaweed, and vegetables for almost every meal.

  • Sushi, Tempura, Sukiyaki, and other Japanese foods are famous abroad are also popular in Japan.


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Nature and Climate

  • Japan is surrounded by sea. Warm and cold currents flow through the seas around it.

  • The land area of Japan is 378,000 square kilometers.


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Sports

  • Traditional martial arts, such as Judo, Kendo, Karate-do, and Aikido, thrive in modern Japan thanks to the devotion of those who practice them.

  • Many Japanese go to the sea for surfing and scuba diving in the summer.


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Flag

  • Japan's national flag is called the Hinomaru.

  • It came to be used as the national flag in the late nineteenth century.

  • The flag depicts the sun as a red disc against a white background.


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Houses

  • Shoes are taken off when entering a house to keep the floor clean in Japan.

  • Traditional Japanese homes are made of wood and supported by wooden pillars, but today's homes usually have Western style rooms with wooden flooring.


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Clothes

  • The traditional dress of Japan is the Kimono.

  • Kimonos are now usually worn only on special occasions, such as the

    Shichi-Go-San festival, weddings, and graduation ceremonies.


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School

  • Japanese children enter the first grade of elementary school in the April after their sixth birthday. Then they leave the school in the 17th grade.

  • Students learn traditional Japanese arts like Haiku.

  • The kids have to clean the school, so if they make a mess they have to clean it.


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School continued

  • They get to take turns cooking for their classmates, and they look forward to lunchtime.

  • The subjects they study include Japanese mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music, Crafts, Physical Education ( or P.E.), and Home Economics.


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Bibliography

  • http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html


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