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Japan (Asia in Focus) by Lucien Ellington

By Lucien Ellington

This quantity makes a speciality of a frequently misunderstood kingdom with substantial monetary and cultural effect within the usa and around the globe. It combines completely up to date assurance of Japan's heritage, geography, politics, economics, and society, with a number valuable reference tools.

Delving deeper than average reference books, Asia in concentration: Japan is the appropriate authoritative creation to jap existence for college kids, businesspeople, tourists, and different readers. the quantity deals a latest examine the japanese economic climate, wide cultural assurance, and a wealthy number of photos. This source additionally dispels long-running stereotypes and misconceptions to teach Japan's outstanding range and creativity.

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The present structure was completed in 711 CE. /Corbis) Japan’s Prehistory and Early Mainland Asia Influences | 27 SHOTOKU TAISHI (574–622) Possibly of Korean lineage, Prince Shotoku was appointed regent as a young man by Empress Suiko and is considered Japan’s first great leader. Shotoku was educated in Chinese and was a proponent of learning from China’s more advanced empire. He introduced Chinese technology, science, and governmental procedures to Japanese political elites although he encountered stiff opposition from conservative quarters.

Here, elementary students crouch under desks during a drill. (AP/World Wide Photos) and property. In 2004, a year that brought an abnormally high 10 typhoons, one of the tropical megastorms left 63 people dead and injured more than 340 Japanese. In October 1959, a massive typhoon crashed through Nagoya, Japan’s fourth-largest city, killing 5,000 people and leaving 400,000 homeless. Seven days after the storm, more than 25,000 people were still stranded on their roofs because of the water. Although typhoons killed thousands of people from the 1930s through the 1950s, the numbers of deaths they cause have plummeted in recent decades due to technological advances, including the positioning of breakwaters and sophisticated warning systems.

Although there are critical elements of truth in this assumption, it is incorrect in many respects. Throughout history, some Japanese have interacted in a variety of ways with other East Asians and, at times, with South and Southeast Asians. Japanese and Europeans made important connections in the 16th century. By the latter part of the 19th century, Japan was inextricably involved in world events. Although a primitive indigenous culture developed on the archipelago that is briefly discussed later, understanding Chinese civilization and its influences on East Asia, including Japan, is as critical a key to historical literacy as comprehending the profound influence of the ancient Greeks on Western cultures.

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