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Japan. Little Country, Big Power By Manami York. Demographics. Located in East Asia Slightly smaller than California Population of 127,433,494 Approximately triple California’s population (36,457,549) Terrain Rugged and Mountainous Climate Southern-Tropical Northern-Chilly Temperate

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japan

Japan

Little Country, Big Power

By Manami York

demographics
Demographics
  • Located in East Asia
    • Slightly smaller than California
  • Population of 127,433,494
    • Approximately triple California’s population (36,457,549)
  • Terrain
    • Rugged and Mountainous
  • Climate
    • Southern-Tropical
    • Northern-Chilly Temperate
  • Life Expectancy
    • male: 79 years
    • female: 86 years
cultural
Cultural
  • Religion
    • 84% Buddhism and Shintoism
    • 16% Other (including 0.7% Christian)
  • Performing Arts
    • Geisha
    • Kabuki
  • Past times
    • Origami and Ikebana
    • Baseball
economy
Economy
  • Breakdown of Labor Force by Occupation
    • Agriculture=4.6%
    • Industry=27.8%
    • Services=67.7%
  • Rate of Unemployment=3.8%
  • Rate of Inflation=0%
japanese politics
Japanese Politics
  • Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary Government
    • Executive Branch
      • Emperor Akihito
        • Chief of State
      • Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
        • Head of Government, appoints the cabinet
    • Judicial Branch
      • Supreme Court
        • Chief Justice is appointed by the monarch after choices presented by the cabinet, other justices appointed by the cabinet
    • Legislative Branch
      • House of Councillors
      • House of Representatives
  • Independent since 660 BC
  • Considered to be a Great Power (not Super Power)
    • Overcame Russia in Russo-Japanese War
    • Part of G7
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Emperor Akihito, 125th Emperor of Japan

Yasuo Fukuda

Prime Minister of Japan

japan and their mdgs
Japan and their MDGs
  • Education
    • Enrollment of ratio in primary education of both sexes=98% and more
      • Japan has 99% Literacy rate
  • Women’s Suffrage
    • 9% of the seats in Parliament belong to women
  • Child Mortality
    • 4 out of 1000 live births
  • Maternal Mortality
    • 10 out of 1000 live births
  • Environment
    • Land Area covered by forests = over 50%
    • Proportion of Pop. Using improved drinking water sources 100%
    • Carbon Dioxide Emissions 9.84 MT
  • Diseases
    • 38 out of 100,000 have TB
    • AIDS/HIV– less than 0.1%
japan to protest australia s release of whaling photos feb 8 2008
"Japan to Protest Australia's Release of Whaling Photos" Feb. 8 2008
  • Australia releases graphic photos of Japanese whalers in their trade
  • Australia claims the images of a whale mother and calf is “sad and sickening”
  • Japan’s argument
    • International whaling conventions allow catching a specific amount of whales per year for scientific research
    • Meat is sold commercially, officials deny profit is the goal
    • 65% of Japanese support the whaling program Japan has
coming soon new strains of influenza feb 10 2007
"Coming Soon, New Strains of Influenza" Feb. 10 2007
  • Vietnamese government killed a large number of chickens in 2004 and 2005 and succeeded in preventing the further spread of the disease
    • The Indonesian government has failed to adopt the same measures, arguing that it had been unable to provide sufficient compensation measures.
  • According to the World Health Organization, 226 people have died from the H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus since 2003.
    • In China and Indonesia, four human-to-human infection cases have been reported, increasing concern in the international community of the possible outbreak of a new strain of influenza.
    • If new strain broke out, 62 million would be infected.
japan urges total elimination of nuclear weapons top official tells un sept 28 2007
"Japan urges ‘total elimination’ of nuclear weapons, top official tells UN" Sept. 28 2007
  • Japan’s appointed foreign minister, Masahiko Koumura, told UN General Assembly that the country is supporting global efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.
    • Japan is actually the only country to ever suffer “nuclear devastation
      • Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    • Planning on submitting a draft resolution to “map out concrete measures towards the total elimination…”
    • Will continue to attempt to persuade the denuclearization of the Korea Peninsula through the Six-Party Talks and also Iran
  • Koumura has also pledged that Japan’s support for Africa will continue
    • Provided assistance totaling approximately $85 million
  • Japan has also been aiding reconstruction efforts totaling about $5 billion
works cited
Works Cited
  • http://www.stereoscopy.com/world/map-world.gif
  • http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-02-08-voa12.cfm
  • http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/02/08/business/AS-FIN-MKT-Asia-Dollar.php
  • http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/files/images/oceans/japan_whaling_minke.jpg
  • http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/science/20080210TDY03304.htm
  • http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=24080&Cr=general&Cr1=debate&Kw1=japan&Kw2=&Kw3
  • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/ja.html