Japan - Rice University

Japan - Rice University

Japan By: Ekom E. Language Japanese language is very different from Chinese language, though it originally came from ancient China. Japanese language once were characters that were called kanji.

Children learn 1,006 kanji in elementary school and 939 in middle school. Culture The culture of Japan is mixed with Asian culture. Japanese anime is now all over the world that entertain kids all over the

world. Concerts are held all over the country. A scene from the noh play Dojoji Government Japanese citizens are able to vote in elections when they are 20 years old. Unlike America and

France Japanese people dont choose their president. The members of parliament (The Diet) choose the prime minister. A plenary session of the Diet Foods The word meal in Japanese is gohan.

Gohan really means rice but rice is an important meal so now the word gohan is now for any meal. Japanese rice is sticky so they use chopsticks. A traditional Japanese meal Clothing

A traditional dress in Japan is the kimono. Kimonos are made of silk. Kimonos have large sleeves. Kimonos are tied around with a belt. Children wearing casual, everyday clothes Education

Most of the middle school students in Japan are in club activities. In Japans elementary classes they are divided in small groups. Students eating lunch together Money

Yen is the Japanese unit. There are four different kinds of bills. Six kinds of coins. All of the bills and coins are different sizes. Japanese Money - Bills Shizuko Mishima

Sports Martial Arts like judo and kendo are very popular. Japanese go to the seas to surf and scuba dive. They go snowboarding and skiing in the winter. Children practicing judo, which has been an Olympic sport since

the 1964 Tokyo Games (Kodokan) Population The population of Japan is about 127,417,244. The growth rate for the population is about 0.05. Almost the whole population is Japanese. Most of the rest of the

population that is not Japanese is Korean. Tokyo Tower It was completed in the year 1958. To get to the top floor it cost 1,500 yen per adult. One of Tokyo's major temple is by the tower.

History One of the oldest schools in Japan is called the Kaichi School. In stone age people lived by hunting and gathering. In 1639 Japan became closed to the world. Writing Japanese

They used to have pictures to write Japanese but now they use writing. Three types of characters are used to write Japanese. Bibliography http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ geos/ja.html http://www.japan-guide.com/list/e1000.html

http://gojapan.about.com/cs/japantravelhelp/ a/japanesemoney.htm http://www.k111.k12.il.us/king/japan11c.htm http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3009.html

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