Transportation in Japan

Transportation in Japan 1.- Highway buses  Bus is the cheapest way to travel from places to places. It will take you hours but the prices are very accessible, the buses are comfortable and every 2 hours (more or less) the buses make a 15 minutes stop where you can go to the restrooms, convenience stores […]

Transit system of Japan

Transit system of Japan Transit visa Transit visas are issued to aliens proceeding through Japan to another country. Activities are limited to sightseeing, leisure, and rest. Required Documents Applicant’s valid passport, properly signed by bearer. VISA APPLICATION FORM TO ENTER JAPAN (available here), completely filled out and signed by the applicant. One photograph (2″ x 2″) […]

Trade of Japan

Trade of Japan External trade Exports An outstanding feature of Japan’s economic development after World War II was the rapid advance in overseas sales, even though the share of exports in the country’s gross national product generally remained relatively constant. However, from the point of view of individual industries and as a generator of growth, exports are much more […]

Political system of Japan

Political system of Japan INTRODUCTION Unlike the American political system and the British political system, which essentially have existed in their current form for centuries, the present Japanese political system is a much more recent construct dating from Japan’s defeat in the Second World War and its subsequent occupation by the United States. The post-war […]

Commercial law of Japan

Commercial law of Japan Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is organized into many bureaus and agencies to formulate and execute a wide range of economic, industry and trade policies, which are aimed at promoting Japan’s international trade and investment, while fostering a conducive business environment for sustaining Japan’s economic growth. Trade Policy METI’s Trade […]

Industry of Japan

Industry of Japan Today, despite an overall economic slowdown beginning in the 1990s, Japanese industries remain amongst the most highly advanced and innovative worldwide. In many manufacturing industries – particularly in the electronics and automotive sectors – the term “Japanese” is synonymous with high quality and technologically advanced products, and in a wide variety of […]

Geography of Japan

Geography of Japan Location Japan consists of several thousands of islands, of which Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are the four largest. Japan’s closest neighbors are Korea, Russia and China. The Sea of Japan separates the Asian continent from the Japanese archipelago. Area Japan’s area is comparable to that of Germany or California. Japan’s northernmost islands are located on a […]

Economy of Japan

Economy of Japan Japan is the second most advanced economy in the world, the third largest by nominal GDP, and the 4th by PPP. The country is one of the world’s most innovative economies having the largest electronic goods industry and patent filings. Japan is also the world’s biggest creditor with the leading public debt ratio. Overview of the […]

Agriculture in Japan

Agriculture in Japan Because arable land is scarce and consequently valuable, relatively little acreage is used for livestock. Nevertheless, Japan in 2006 had 9.62 million pigs, 4.39 million cattle, and 281 million poultry birds. The arable land is divided into small farms and almost 70 per cent of this land consists of farms of 1 […]

Japan: Introduction

Japan Formal Name Japan Short form of Name Japan Capital Tokyo NO of prefectures 47 Official Languages Japanese (Nihongo) Population 126,703,367 Currency Yen (JPY) Term for Citizen(s) Japanese Independence 660 BC (traditional founding by Emperor Jimmu, held as official dogma until 1945.) Country Telephone Code +81 Major Cities Chiba, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, Sendai, Yokohama Government Type Constitutional […]
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