Economy #1

Close government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation have helped Japan become the second largest economy in the world, after the United States, at around US$4.5 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and third after the United States and China in terms of purchasing power parity.

Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation and telecommunications are all major industries. Japan has a large industrial capacity and is home to some of the largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles and processed foods. It is home to leading multinational corporations and commercial brands in technology and machinery. Construction has long been one of Japan's largest industries, with the help of multi-billion dollar government contracts in the civil sector. Distinguishing characteristics of the Japanese economy have included the cooperation of manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and banks in closely-knit groups called keiretsu and the guarantee of lifetime employment in big corporations. Recently, Japanese companies have begun to abandon some of these norms in an attempt to increase profitability.

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About Japan

Japan (help・nfo) (日本 Nihon or Nippon?, officially 日本国 Nihon-koku or Nippon-koku) is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea, and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes identified as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan's capital and largest city is Tokyo.

Japan comprises over three thousand islands, the largest of which are Honshū, Hokkaidō, Kyūshū and Shikoku. Most of the islands are mountainous, many volcanic; for example, Japan痴 highest peak, Mount Fuji, is a volcano. Japan has the world's tenth largest population, with about 128 million people. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents.

Since adopting its constitution in 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary constitutional monarchy with an emperor and an elected parliament, the Diet.

A great power, Japan is the world's second largest economy by nominal GDP and is a member of the United Nations, G8 and APEC.

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Japan travel information

Last morning on the snow, sadly... - Shiga Kogen, Japan
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Jetlag and a Day in Tokyo - Tokyo, Japan
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Japan - what you should know
I travel to Japan every year to visit the in-laws. 2006 was the first time we could use our Australian mobile phones, as they are on the Vodafone 3G (UMTS) network. (Worked fine in Singapore, too.) As for ATM, I've had no problems, ...
Review: Transformers - Beast Wars: The Gathering trade paperback (IDW)
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Travel Wallpapers - Round The World - Japan
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T窶冢alak Cultural Dance Troupe joins Japan窶冱 Midosuji Parade
Sixteen (16) members of the South Cotabato窶冱 pride T窶冢alak Cultural Dance Troupe proudly represented the Philippines in the MIDOSUJI parade - an international event in Osaka Japan.The delegation from the different municipalities of ...
Worth Buying a DSLR for Your Travel Photography? Take this Quiz
Ryan Libre. Matador窶冱 expert on Hokkaido, Ryan Libre is a freelance photographer based in Japan and Thailand. Please visit his online gallery at www.idioimagers.org and join him for a photo workshop in Chiang Mai or a hike in Hokkaido.
Japanese TV Course
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Kyoto journal: Kyoto
a entry by Dustin from a trip to Kyoto, Japan. Words cannot describe how beautiful this place is. http://s67.photobucket .com/albums/h295 /stormovik/Kyoto/. [Read full entry]
Say much?
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Brunei (11/07)
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Random Thoughts on Japan
Japan has beer and cigarette vending machines. A pack of cigarettes is about $2.70, which I guess is cheap. I don窶冲 smoke. The beer vending machine is brilliant. Mothers Against Fun would never let that [...]
Who bought off the IWC?
??There was what we called ??common knowledge?? that a number of countries joined and that their dues and the travel support was reportedly due to conservation groups providing it,?? Dr. Tillman stated on the program. Dr. ...
Eco-Friendly Bra is Big in Japan
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No 1 Travel Japan
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Tokyo - Shibuya intersection
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Bookmark/Search this post with: ... In a tourism promotion meeting held in Changsha, travel agencies from Changsha and delegates from Japan and Korea discussed cooperation in the tourism industry. Fuelin' up the old-fashioned way. ...
Animedia, Megami Sponsor Pop Japan Travel
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It's gettin chilly - Osaka, Japan
Osaka, Japan Hi, I'm still here! :o) The weather is getting quite cold n chilly. Don't have time to give a written update, so will illustrate with photos. Enjoy! Hope everyone is genki! Love Vicki.
Japan Travel Guide
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chotto sami desu ne it's a little cold now
... their kindness and generosity... a perfect example i had no classes on friday afternoon and so thought i would do some research about more travel opportunities within japan. whilst it's fine for me to use my free time in school to do m.
osaka - Osaka, Japan
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Christmas Flower Arrangements
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Tokyo, Japan
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I love Japan. Although I was only there for three weeks, I was in ...
I love Japan. Although I was only there for three weeks, I was in absolute awe of the temples, the landscape, the people and of course, the food. I can窶冲 wait to go back, but I窶冦 not sure that I窶冦 brave enough to travel overseas while ...
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