Japan Country Information

Japan is separated from the Asian mainland by 160km (100 miles) of sea. About 70% of the country is covered by hills and mountains, a number of which are active or dormant volcanoes. There is much to see in the capital city of Tokyo. The Imperial Palace with its grounds set out as a park; […]

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Japan Human Rights Report 2007

Japan Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2007 Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor March 11, 2008 Japan is a parliamentary democracy with a population of approximately 127.7 million. Sovereignty is vested in the citizenry, and the emperor is defined as the symbol of state. On September 25, Yasuo Fukuda […]

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Japanese Culture for Newbies

Japanese Culture — A Primer For Newcomers Culture Shock 101 NO!! This is not another site on Japanese Zen and rock gardens, nor fantasizing about pretty geisha, samurai, ninja, and Japanese comics. This site is to familiarize you with a few basic characteristics of Japanese culture and behavior that the westerner will encounter. There are […]

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