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Mar 30, 2010
Japan: Living in a High-End Country
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Japan is one of the most traveled countries in the world. It is fused by modern technology and well preserved history and customs. Who would not love to see or live in a country where everything you see is just magnificent?

Known as the country of modern technology, Japan is where most high-tech gadgets are created. From laptops, robots, cell phones, gaming consoles even novelty high-end gadgets, Japanese has it. But more than technology, Japan is most famous for their rich culture and love of history.

Basic Facts:

Area: 377,944 km
Capital: Tokyo
Language: Japanese
Most common religions: Shinto and Buddhism
Population: roughly 128 million
Government: parliamentary democracy with Constitutional monarchy
Climate: Temperate
Currency: Yen
Education: High
Cost-of-living: High

Japanese Culture and Lifestyle:

Japanese has high respect with their culture and still follow them despite how technology changes what is Japan now. The Japanese still manage to restore their religion, some historical landmarks, traditions and practices, manners, etc.

One of the most distinctive Japanese cultures is their love of entertainment, sports, food and environment. Night-clubs, amusement parks and other recreational facilities are very common in Japan. Japanese loves to sing in karaoke and hang out with their friends on weekends. Sumo-wresting is originated in Japan. Japanese cuisine has crossed boundaries and became one of the most popular cuisines in the world. Sushi, Maki, tempura and tiramisu are among the most favorite dishes. Japan managed to restore their environment and historical landmarks in good condition despite the odds of modernity of the country.

Advantage:

Japan is a very stable country. People are their best asset as Japanese are known to be being disciplined, organized and respectful. Japan offers one of the best educations in the world and has enough jobs to all. The government provides best health care to its people especially to the elderly and people with disability. The country is also open to all foreign workers and retirees who want to live in Japan and they are equally receive benefits and fair right same with the pure-blooded Japanese. Technology-wise, Japanese are the most “in” and always updated with the latest gadgets and fashion in the world.

Downside:

Japan lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire which makes it as prone to earthquakes and other natural disasters. It also ranked second with most number of populations in Asia and one of the most populated countries in the world. The cost-of-living in Japan is also high compared since the country is one of the most powerful countries in the world.

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