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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

About Japan

By Rodney A.

culture
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.
government
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.
government continued
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).
languages
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.
foods
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.
nature and climate
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.
sports
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.
houses
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.
clothes
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.

school
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.
school continued
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.
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html
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