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Final Japonia

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Japan culture in business
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 Effective Written Business Communication
 
 Japan
 
 Coordinator,
Negrea Alina-Petronela
Lector drd. Sorina Chiper 
AISI I, 2009
1. General Information
Geographical location
A country's geography influences the development of its society and culture in many ways. Itslocation in relation to other nations has an effect on intercultural influences; its size affects demography,the development of social structures, and its position in the international community. Its topographydictates to a large extent where and how its people earn their livings, and its climate influences itsagriculture and styles of living
.
Japanis anisland nationinEast Asiacomprising a largestratovolcanic archipelagoextending along thePacificcoast of Asia.Measured from thegeographic coordinatesystem, Japan is 36° north of the equator and 138° east of thePrime Meridian. The country is north-northeast of ChinaandTaiwan  (separated by theEast China Sea) and slightly east of Korea(separated by theSea of Japan). The country is south of theRussian Far East.Japan consists of several thousands of islands, of which Honshu,Hokkaido,KyushuandShikokuare the four largest. The Sea of Japan separates the Asian continent from the Japanese archipelago. There are also about 3,000 smaller islands, includingOkinawa, andislets,some inhabited and others uninhabited. In total, as of 2006, Japan's territory is 377,923.1 km², of which374,834 km² is land and 3,091 km² water. Includes theBonin Islands,Daitō-shotō,Marcus Island,Okino- 2
 
tori-shima, theRyukyu Islands, and theVolcano Islands. Ownership of theLiancourt Rocksis in dispute. A territorial dispute withRussia, dating from the end of World War II, over the two southernmost of theKuril Islands, Etorofu (Iturup) andKunashiri, and the smaller ShikotanandHabomaiIslands northeast of  Hokkaidōremains a sensitive spot inJapanese-Russian relationsas of 2005. More than 50% of the country is mountainous and covered by forests. Japan is a relatively small country, approximately 1/48 the size of Russia and 1/25 the size of China in land area.Japan’s
capital
is Tokyo, and it’s major cities are: Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto,Hiroshima, Sapporo, Nagasaki. The
official language
in Japan is Japanese (nihongo). Japanese is spokenonly in Japan and essentially nowhere else. The Japanese language is distinct from Chinese and Korean,although the written form uses Chinese (kanji) characters, and is not known to be related to any other language. The literacy rate in Japan is very close to 100 percent and 95 percent of the Japanese populationhas a high school education.Japan has a
population
of approximately 127,078,679, including approximately two millionforeign residents. More than half of the non Japanese population is of Korean descent (
 
2009 est.) packedtightly into a rather small geographic area. Japan has some of the most densely populated areas in theworld. Much of Japan's 127 million people live in crowded cities along the coast. Population growth rateis about -0.191% (2009 est.). Approximately 70% of the total Japanese population is concentrated in the plains and basins, an area comprising just 24% of the habitable land.
 Japanese 98.5%,Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6% .Japan’s form of government is parliamentarian democracy under the rule of a constitutionalmonarch. The dominant
religion
is Shintoism 83.9%, which is exclusive to Japan, Buddhism 71.4%,Christianity 2%, other 7.8%. However, the Japanese have no official religion.
2. Description of local culture
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