Culture: In Japan it is a sign of respect to bow to one another when entering the room. Also in Japan they exchange gifts at their business meetings.
Greeting Peers: Bowing
Clothing/Style: Bold, statement, out of the box, colorful, street clothing, sometimes kimonos and platform shoes.
Food: Sushi, tempora, Ramen, Udon, Soba, Tofu and Curry
Relgion: Shinto and Buddism
Art: Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, Ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, Kirigami, origami,
Geography: Closes neighbors Korea, Russia and China. Islands are covered by mountains earth quakes are common. Mt. Fuji, Japan's most famous mountain and one of its most beautiful and revered, is a dormant volcano,
In fact, in addition to the four seasons similar to those of our U.S. temperate zone climate, there is a rainy season, lasting about a month in June, followed by a hot summer. This is important for the cultivation of rice, Japan's traditional staple food.
Japan’s largest export is vehicles. This makes up 21..4% of their exports
The U.S. has a trade deficit with Japan by 50,585.2 imported goods
1. Toyota Motor Auto & Truck Manufacturers, 2. Mitsubishi UFJ Financia Major Banks, 3. Sumitomo Mitsui Financia Major Banks, 4. Nippon Telegraph & Tel Telecommunications Services, 5. Honda Motor Auto & Truck Manufacturers, 6. Softbank Telecommunications Services, 7. Mizuho Financial Major Banks, 8. Nissan Motor Auto & Truck Manufacturers, 9. Mitsubishi Corp Trading Companies, 10. Hitachi Electronics
Toyota motor --Teamwork, Continuous improvement through learning, Quality, Secrecy
Cars and trucks
Exports and Imports:
o Exports – What are the main exports this country sends to other countries? Motor vehicles,iron and steel products,semiconductors, auto parts.
o Imports – What are the main imports of this country that it depends on? Petroleum, liquid natural gas, clothing, semiconductors.
Are there any trade barriers to discourage imports?
Yes, requires wheat to be imported through MAFF¨s.
High prices also discourage the export of wheat.
Capital, famous Cities and infrastructure Adna Egal
o What is the capital of the country?Tokyo
o What are the 3 largest cities? 1)Tokyo, Tokyo. 2)Yokohama, kanagawa.3) Osaka, Osaka.
o How advanced is the country’s infrastructure (paved roads, airports, rail,
electricity, internet, etc)? It has paved waterways going through cities,They have 5 first class airports, in Tokyo, and many more regular airports, all international. Their trains are controlled electronically, with an emergency driver incase something goes wrong, they have inserted emergency breaks too. Most of their roads are highways.They have three to four people sidewalks. Their electricity is mostly motion sensor activated, and their internet is very advanced in speed, and accuracy.