Comparison Between Japan and Russia

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Cultural differences

A comparison of Russia and Japan

Kristina Aksakova

Exchange student

Virrat, 2011


Table of contents

General information about Russia and Japan 4

Japan 4

Background 4

Tsunami Devastates Japan 5

History 6

Geographical facts 8

Demographical facts 9

Economic facts 11


Governmental facts 15

Infrastructural facts 16

Russia 18

Background 18

History 18

Geographical facts 20

Demographical facts 20

Economical Facts 20


Governmental facts 22

Infrastructural facts 22

Cultural dimensions according to Geert Hofstede 24

Individualism 25

Power Distance 26
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Video footage showed cars racing away from surging waves. The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake and on Monday revised its magnitude from 8.9 to 9.0, which is the largest in Japan's history. The earthquake struck about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo.
Disaster struck again on Saturday, March 12, when about 26 hours after the earthquake, an explosion in reactor No. 1 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station caused one of the buildings to crumble to the ground. The cooling system at the reactor failed shortly after the earthquake. Officials feared that a meltdown may occur, and radioactive material was detected outside the plant. These fears were realized on Sunday, when officials said they believed that partial meltdowns occurred at reactors No. 1 and No. 3. The cooling systems at another plant, Fukushima Daini, were also compromised but the situation there seemed to be less precarious. More than 200,000 residents were evacuated from areas surrounding both facilities. Problems were later reported at two other nuclear facilities. By Tuesday, March 15, two more explosions and a fire had officials and workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station struggling to regain control of four reactors. The fire, which happened at reactor No. 4, was contained by noon on Tuesday, but not before the incident released radioactivity directly into the atmosphere. The Japanese government told people
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