National flag: Known as the Hinomaru, the flag depicts the sun as a red ball against a white background.
Language: Japanese Main religions: Shinto, Buddhism, and Christianity Population: 126,926,000 (as of 2000) Land area: 377,873 square kilometers Unit of currency: yen
Let’s go to bed! • Two big differences with Western homes: • shoes are not worn inside the house. • Shoes are taken off when entering a house to keep the floor clean. • at least one room tends to be designed in the Japanese style with a tatami floor. Tatamis are mats made of a thick base of straw and have been used in Japanese homes since about 600 years ago
In a traditional Japanese house, you don't sit on chairs or sleep on beds. You sit and sleep on the floor using cushions and futon bedding.
‘Fire’ drill? Earthquake! Earthquake drills held once a month. strikes in classroom- children get under their desks, head first, and to hold on to the legs of the desk until the quake is over. teacher leads them out of the building If quake hits when the children are in the schoolyard- taught to gather in the middle, away from the school building.
The kimono is the traditional dress of Japan. It's got long sleeves and reaches from the shoulders all the way down to one's heels. Different types of kimono are worn depending on the occasion; kimonos for everyday wear are a lot simpler than those for formal occasions .
Rice cookers Super inventions Gameboys& playstations
Ramen Handphones Super toilets
Godzilla Bullet train
Traditional toys and games that have kept children amused for centuries. Origami, for example, is an activity that every Japanese child tries at least once. It involves folding sheets of square colored paper into shapes, such as yachts, cranes, and feudal helmets. Bei-goma,