Japan is one of the most famous and advanced countries in the field of technology and industry in the world, in addition to the tradition, authenticity and history that has existed in its land for thousands of years. Japan is located in East Asia between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of ​​Japan. The sun rises from it.[1]

The word Japan means the source or the rising of the sun. Japan consists of more than three thousand islands, four of which are the largest and most important. It also consists of 47 prefectures divided into eight regions. The population of Japan is approximately 128 million people in an area of ​​378,000 km. Square.[1]

Japan History

Japan is one of the countries with a long and rooted history in the ancient world. Fossils and antiquities indicate the settlement of Japan and the presence of civilization during the Japanese Stone Age in it from about 30,000 BC, and the ancient history of Japan was initially written in Chinese books, and then methods were introduced. Chinese and Korean writing to Japan, the Japanese began writing their history from about six centuries BC.[2]

As for the Middle Ages, Japan entered the period of the rule of the warriors, who are known as the samurai, and then in the sixteenth century, merchants from the West arrived in Japan, and a commercial exchange began to occur between them. Which led them to prevent Christian merchants from reaching the country except for a small area in Nagasaki and for Chinese, Korean and Dutch merchants, and this isolation lasted for two and a half centuries until Matthew Perry, the US Navy Commodore forced them to open their doors and sign an agreement when he brought ships carrying machine guns, cannons, and others to Japan, which is what scared them.[2]

After this opening, Japan changed very dramatically within a few years. Japan entered into a series of military and social developments, the Emperor was returned to power, and the feudal system that prevailed was abolished, and then Japan entered into a number of wars with China and Russia, and Japan seized a number of From the regions, and this was until Japan entered World War II, which Japan had started two years before the beginning of the actual war with its war with China, but this war ended with the worst criminal scene that passed in the history of Japan and the whole world, namely the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, but this did not prevent Japan From emerging from the ashes of war to become currently one of the most advanced countries in economic, technological and industrial terms, and one of the great powers in these fields in the world.[2]

life in japan

Japan is considered one of the strongest economies in the world, considering that the industrial sector is the largest sector in the economy of Japan, and the Japanese have a high work ethic that led Japan to reach this result and a rapid boom after its exit from the war. Japan exports many products and is famous mainly for modern technology and mechanisms It is also considered one of the pioneers in scientific research and great development in various fields in science, engineering, medicine and others.[3]

As for Japanese culture, it is also considered one of the famous cultures in the world with its own character and inspired by its ancient history, especially from ancient times, and modern culture has also entered the country and is mostly inspired by the West, and perhaps anime is one of the forms of this culture spread in the world, which stems mainly from Japan, most children, whether current or old, were brought up on anime and cartoon series originating from Japan.[3]

Japan is also famous for its special arts; The art of Japanese painting, Japanese theater, cinema, and music, which all have a special character in Japan that differs from other places in the world, and Japanese cuisine is also considered one of the most famous in the world, which also has a special character.[3]

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  1. ^ a b “Japan”, www.encyclopedia.com, Retrieved 8-13-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ ABC “History of Japan”, www.japan-guide.com, Retrieved 8-13-2018. Edited.
  3. ^ a b c Marius B. Jansen, Kitajima Masamoto, Shigeki Hijino, “Japan”, www.britannica.com, Retrieved 8-13-2018. Edited.


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