Prefectures of Japan

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  • Essay Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: Operation Tomodachi

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    “On March 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm CST Japan was hit with an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude, followed by a tsunami shortly afterward. This earthquake and subsequent tsunami is known today as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The epicenter was located 80 miles east of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and 231 miles northeast of Tokyo.” This is how most stories of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami are started. This intro is short, professional, to the point, and really speaks to how those who

  • Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Essay

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    Cultural Differences in The Regions of Japan Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic

  • The Disaster Of World War II

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    produce goods that are need in our everyday lives. Some countries impacts the global supply chain that others, and Japan is a major part. Japan is well known for producing electronic part and automobile manufacturing. One of the world largest automobile makers Toyota is located in Japan. In 2011 a major underwater earthquake with a magnitude 9.0, caused a great tsunami to hit Japan. A natural disaster of this size can have a dramatic effect on a nation’s infrastructures; incur huge cost both directly

  • Research Paper On Okinawa

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    History of Okinawa (沖縄県) Okinawa or formally known as the Ryukyu kingdom is the most southern prefecture of Japan. Its capital Naha is located in the southern end of a chain of island that spans over 1000km including hundreds of small islands between Kyushu and Taiwan. The climates of the islands range from humid subtropical towards the northern end to tropical rainforest climates in the south. Of the hundreds of island, less than half are inhabited while much of the other island are coral reefs

  • Challenges Of Decentralization In Japan

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    Prefecture oriented decentralization system in Japan: Feudal clan oriented decentralization had been employed in Japan earlier. Local Culture and prefecture system are heavily dependent on the feudal clan system. But the Comprehensive Local Autonomy Law was adopted as the first volley of decentralization reform in 2000. The main provisions of the law are as outlined below. 1. Elimination of the system of delegated functions The backbone of a decentralized system is to eliminate 561 “agency-delegated

  • Advantages Of Nursing-Care Robots

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    their older family member’s care. Furthermore, the shortage of young workers leads other problems such as the decline of business and the pension plan. Elderly people taking care of elderly people has also become an important issue today. Therefore, Japan has to find alternatives for making up for the caregiver shortages and improving the situation in aging society. Some kind of alternatives (e.g. introduction of foreign care workers) can be listed, but this

  • Keerti's Heavy Influence In Japan

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    In Japan, many politicians and important people of power are families who have heavy influence in Japan’s economy through companies for products, television, business, and the like. Through this financial power in advertisements and influence over what can be placed and expressed in media, there is power over what is considered and thought about within the country. Keerti explains that this aspect of Japanese life needs to be revised in order to achieve democracy so that all voices are heard equally

  • Texas State University Admission Essay Sample

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    000 students from around the world that was flown to Japan at no expense, and traveled to affected areas of the 3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami. The group that I was in went to the fishing village of Minamisanriku in Miyagi Prefecture. We saw the devastation that the tsunami wreaked, heard stories from the people who remained, and felt the sorrow that was still lingering in the village. It was at that moment that I knew that I wanted to work with Japan in some way in the

  • Challenge 2 : Land Use Planning

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    Challenge 2: Land Use Planning Fukushima is the third largest prefecture in Japan (≅13,800 km). Before GEFE, Fukushima had a population of almost 2 million people, many of whom lived in the capital, Fukushima City. As a result of a diverse geography (high peaked mountains, forests, and over 150km of coastline), Fukushima was a major food production source for Japan. In fact, Nakadori region was the fourth largest agricultural region in Japan, yielding rice, peaches, apples, pears, tomatoes, and cucumbers

  • Linguistics and Dialects in Japanese Essays

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    neutralizes and drags their vowels. Because of the negative stereotypes, when speaking with Tokyo speakers, Tohoku speakers tend to hide their accents and speak in Tokyo dialect. The accent only shows up when talking to family or when stressed. Western Japan Kansai, Osaka, Kyoto, Fukui (Phrases, changes from standard, ) Kansai includes Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and surrounding areas. To speakers of standard Japanese, Osaka sounds either charming and funny, or grating and obnoxious. There’s a sort of Tokyo-Osaka