Category Archives: Japan

Japan-The Russo-Japanese War

The Russo-Japanese War The Russo-Japanese War stands as one of the key events that ushered in the twentieth century. At the time it was widely understood to be a racial conflict and an epochal confrontation between East and West. In … Continue reading

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Japanese Creation Myth

Japanese Creation Myth Long ago all the elements were mixed together with one germ of life. This germ began to mix things around and around until the heavier part sank and the lighter part rose. A muddy sea that covered … Continue reading

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Japan-Time Line Example-Earthquakes

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Jap_Ancient Cultures

Ancient Cultures On the basis of archaeological finds, it has been postulated that hominid activity in Japan may date as early as 200,000 B.C., when the islands were connected to the Asian mainland. Although some scholars doubt this early date … Continue reading

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Jap_Mythological Origins

Mythological Origins The literature of Shinto employs much mythology to describe the supposed historical origins of Japan. According to the creation story found in the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters, dating from A.D. 712) and the Nihongi or Nihon shoki … Continue reading

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Jap_Fundamental Structure of the Government of Japan

Emperor The Emperor is the symbol of Japan and of the unity of the people, performs the following acts in matters of state, with the advice and approval of the Cabinet, such as the promulgation of amendments of the Constitution, … Continue reading

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Japan- Tea Ceremony

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