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Japan in Perspective: Orientation Guide and Japanese Cultural Orientation: Geography, History, Economy, Security, Customs, Meiji Restoration, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Ethnic Groups, Shinto, Buddhism

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Length: 589 pages5 hours

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These unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Japan, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

Chapter 1: Geography * Introduction * Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Major Cities * Tokyo * Yokohama * Osaka * Nagoya * Sapporo * Environmental Concerns/Issues * Natural Hazards * Chapter 1: Assessment * Chapter 2: History * Introduction * Early History * Medieval Japan * Early Modern Japan * Meiji Restoration * Imperial Expansion * World War II * After the War * Chapter 2: Assessment * Chapter 3: Economy * Introduction * Natural Resources * Agriculture * Industry and Trade * Energy * Banking & Finance * Tourism * Standard of Living * Employment Trends and Outlook * Chapter 3: Assessment * Chapter 4: Society * Introduction * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Religion * Shinto * Buddhism * Christianity * Cuisine * Traditional Dress * Gender Issues * Arts * Sports and Recreation * Chapter 4: Assessments * Chapter 5: Security * Introduction * Relations with the U.S * Relations with Neighboring Countries * China * South Korea * North Korea * Russia * Taiwan * Police Force * Military * Other Issues Affecting Stability * Natural Disasters * Water * Demographics * Chapter 1: Profile * Introduction * Geography * Topographic Features * Climate * Bodies of Water * Major Cities * Tokyo * Yokohama * Osaka * Sapporo * Recent History * Government * Media * Economy * Ethnic Groups and Languages * Chapter 1: Assessment * Chapter 2: Religion * Overview * Major Religions * Shinto * Buddhism * Role of Religion in Government * Religion in Daily Life * Religious Holidays * Buildings of Worship * Behavior in Places of Worship * Chapter 2: Assessment * Chapter 3: Traditions * Introduction (Honor and Values) * Formulaic Codes of Politeness * Hospitality and Gift-Giving * Eating Customs * Dress Codes * Non-Religious Celebrations * Tea Ceremony * Do's and Don'ts * Do's * Don'ts * Chapter 3: Assessment * Chapter 4: Urban Life * Urbanization * Urban Work Issues * Urban Health Care * Education * Public Places * Restaurants * Market Place * Urban Traffic and Transportation * Street Crime * Chapter 4: Assessment * Chapter 5: Rural Life * Land Ownership and Rural Economy * Rural Transportation * Health Issues * Education * Daily Life in the Countryside * Who's in Charge * Chapter 5: Assessment * Chapter 6: Family Life * Typical Household and Family Responsibilities * Status of Women * Married Life and Divorce

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