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Getting to know younr country-Japan

Posted by Harry Bang on July 19, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Getting to know your country

Handout D: Getting to Know your Country

Government

Official country name: Japan

Governmental system: Monarchy

Head of state: Tokyo

Official languages: Japanese

Region: Kyushu, Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku

Allies or blocs: United Nation

 

People

Population and growth rate: 12,679,392 people, 1.9%

Major religions or cultures: Buddhism, video and computer games are well developed

Standard of living: GDP 4th

 

Development

Development status: 1.9%

Climate : Temperature, Microthermetal climate

Environment(problems, innovations, etc) : very fast-aging country

Has this nation met the Millennium Development Goal targets?

Economy

Economic system: Very good

GDP and growth rate: GDP 4th, 1.6%

Major cities: Tokyo. Osaka

Infrastructure status(good, poor, etc): Very good

 

Trade blocs/associations: Tried to join NATO but failed because France disagreed

 

Balance of payments/trade

Major exports/imports: Export (Fish) Import (Energy, Oil)

 

Major trade partners: America, Korea, China, etc

 

International monetary Fund, World bank positions

(debtor nation? donor nation?) About 240% of its GDP

 

Natural resources: Underground resources

 

Energy sources: None (Only few Oil)

 

 

Military

Military organization: Self Safe Army

Percent of GDP spent of defense: 0.9%

Major weapons, nuclear capability, etc: Tanks, flattop

 

 

 

Getting to know your country

United Nations

Date admitted to UN: December 18th, 1956

UN des payment status

Has the Un ever intervened in a conflict involving this nation? If so, where and how?

 

 

 

 

How does the country contribute to UN peacekeeping?

Its self defense army is sanded to the world and fight or help refugees in wars.

 

 

 

 

Has the UN cited this nation for human rights violations?

If so, why?

In the past, Japanese army assaulted Korean and Chinese girls during World War 2 in 위안부.

 

 

 

What do you think this nation's position on the topic of debate will be? Why?

 

 

 

 

Try to find at least one recent article that is about or makes reference to this nation (preferably from the past two weeks).

 

 

Conflicts/Issues

What are four problems that affect this nation?

1. Aging society

2. History problem with Korea and China

3. Army problem (Self defense army-Real army?)

4. Debt Problem (Debt borrowed from people)

 

 

 

 

Ethnic/cultural issues, If any

 

Refugee problems

 

Major conflicts both past and present

In the past, they fought against America because of World War 2. Now, Japan is having conflict with China and Korea. With Korea, there are Dokdo and 위안부 problem, with China, there is 난징 Holocaust.

 

 

 

 

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