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Test Guide Japan

Test Guide Japan

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Japanese test prep
Regent
-a ruler or governor 
Golden Age
- the most flourishing period in the history of a nation
Courtier
-a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage
Shinto
- the native religion of Japan
Samurai
- a member of the hereditary warrior class in feudal Japan
Bushido Code
- the way of the warrior 
Cultural diffusion
- the process by which a cultural trait, material object,idea, or behavior pattern is spread from one society to another 
Heian period
- It is the period in Japanese history whenConfucianismandother Chinese influenceswere at their height
Calligraphy
- beautiful writing
Shogun
- the title applied to the chief military commanders
Tale of the Genji
- a Japanese love story on the life of Genji, a fictionalPrince. By Murasaki Shikibu
Seppuku
- suicide or any suicidal action committed by a samurai when theydid a dishonorable thing.
Meditation
- To train, calm, or empty the mind
Corrupt
- destroy
Isolation
- the separation of a nation from other nations
Daimyo
- feudal landowner 
Zen Buddhism
- a religion that stressed the importance of the moment
Kamikaze
- the typhoon destroying the Mongol fleet
 
GEOGRAPHY OF JAPAN-Japan: Millions of years ago, volcanic mountains pushed out from thePacific Ocean-Japan is about the size of Montana.-Mountains and hills cover most of JapanISOLATION FACTS-Japan is isolated from much of the world-Japan is isolated by its seas-seas also shielded Japan from foreign attacksEARLY RELIGEON-Shinto is the earl religion of Japan-Shinto revolves around nature-teaches that natural world is filled with divine spiritsCULTURAL DIFFUSION BETWEEN CHINA, KOREA, AND INDIA-trade began a concentrated culture-Buddhism came from China-changes called “taika reforms”DIARIES AND TALES-diaries were the favorite form of writing, they could keep accounts of  people’s livesKYOTO COURT-limited Buddhist temples, afraid Buddhism would influence thegovernmentSAMURAI CODE-samurai would die to protect his general-is ashamed, he would kill himself -code of honor 

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