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Japan Mining Resources

According to Localbusinessexplorer, the mining industry was already quite developed in the century. VI d. C. In the following centuries, the need for metals, and consequently their production, went continuously and rapidly increasing, and this is due to the greater demand for weapons and war instruments, necessary for the epochs of long and tormenting wars… Read More »

Japan Literature under the Influence of West

The first twenty years of the Meiji era (1868-1912) constitute an era of assimilation of new ideas imported from the West, and all energy is absorbed by the needs that have suddenly arisen in the bosom of a renewing society. Faced with the vast horizons opened by a civilization rich in glorious conquests like that… Read More »

Japan Literature in The 20th Century

According to Homeagerly, Japan’s modernization program started from the so-called Meiji restoration (1868) and invested all fields bringing with it profound and radical transformations, often inspired by Western models, the only ones that seemed able to allow the realization of the ambitious project to become a full member of the great powers. Cultural life and… Read More »

Japan Literature from the Origins to Heian Period Part II

The Utsubo monogatari (“Tale of a hollow tree”) and the Ochikubo monogatari (“History of Ochikubo”), both by an unknown author, represent a much longer kind of tale, a mixture of fantastic and folkloric elements, and descriptions of the life of the aristocracy of the time. The road was now open towards the creation of the Genji monogatari (“Story of Genji”), the… Read More »

Japan Literature from the Origins to Heian Period Part I

According to Diseaseslearning, two events dominate literature: the introduction of Chinese civilization and culture, especially from the 5th century. onwards, and that of European civilization, officially adopted in the 19th century. 6 periods are commonly distinguished. From the origins to the Nara era Around AD 400, Chinese script was introduced to the archipelago from Korea… Read More »

Japan Literature During The Period of Tokugawa (1603-1867)

In 1603, the creation of a new government in Edo (od. Tokyo) by I. Tokugawa brought peace and order to the country that had been ravaged by civil war. Edo became the political, economic and cultural center of the Japan, but, for a certain period, the cradle of culture continued to be the kamigata, that is… Read More »

Japan Literature During The Middle Ages (1186-1603)

According to Equzhou, the period is marked by intermittent wars that swept the entire country and marked the rise to power of the military class and the political decline of the court nobility; alongside the traditional genres, which maintain a close formal link with the past, original elements make their way: the chivalrous spirit and… Read More »

Japan Literature – The Origins and Time of Nara

In its essential features, Japanese literature reveals a very particular taste for form, which gives color to the innate aesthetic sense that is in the prerogatives of the breed. In literature, a palpitating expression of the character of the people, as in art, the foreign model is visible everywhere, except for poetry, but always originally… Read More »

Japan Literature

At the beginning of the seventies, the disappearance of two important writers such as Y. Mishima (1970) and Y. Kawabata (1972), preceded only by a few years by that of another teacher, J. Tanizaki (1965), concretely marked the end of a period. The panorama of the last twenty years has been characterized, in fact, by… Read More »

Japan Law Force

Civil right. – In the course of 1889, a civil code was promulgated to enter into force on 1 January 1893, essentially based on a notable project carried out by the French jurist Boissonade de Fontarabie. But this code was never applied, due to the very strong opposition of the country, and was replaced with… Read More »

Japan in World War II

Since the beginning of the conflict with China (see Sino – Japanese, war, Appendix I, p. 433 and in this Appendix) the Japanese attributed most of the difficulties encountered, in an attempt to overcome the tenacious resistance of the enemy, to the material and diplomatic assistance that the Chinese received from the Anglo-American powers, which… Read More »

Japan in the 2000’s

On the threshold of the 2000s, the Japanese ruling class found itself engaged in the frantic search for a new economic-social equilibrium in the face of the definitive decline of the Japanese development model, undermined during the nineties of the 20th century. the crisis in Asian economies and the growing inadequacy shown with respect to… Read More »

Japan History – The Taira and the Minamoto

Already from the century. IX and X the two families of Taira (v.) And Minamoto (v.) Had risen in great prominence and their members had distinguished themselves in numerous war operations. Fate had to pit them against each other. In 1087 the emperor Shirakawa (1073-87), tired of the arrogance of the Fujiwara, retired to a… Read More »

Japan History – The Opening of the Country

On July 8, 1853, according to Themotorcyclers, a team of 4 American ships under the command of Commodore M. Calbraith Perry dropped anchor off Uraga, a small port at the entrance to Tōkyō Bay. Overcoming, with his firmness, the obstacles opposed by the indigenous cunning, Perry delivered to the representatives of the shōgun a message… Read More »

Japan Geopolitics

Japan, the third largest economy in the world and second in the period 1990-2012, is one of the regional powers of Asia, thanks to its ability to influence the countries of Southeast Asia, and with international ties such as to fulfill an important role in the international community.. In the context of regional dynamics, however,… Read More »

Japan Flora and Fauna

Flora and Vegetation. – The flora of Japan has great similarities with that of the forest area of ​​the Atlantic basin (Europe, North America) and with that of the Tertiary sector in Europe. However, given the longitudinal extension (20 ° latitude) of the islands, abrupt changes are observed ranging from the boreal flora of the… Read More »

Japan Encyclopedia for Kids

Japan A refined culture and an advanced industry A country with an extraordinary history, capable of transforming itself in the space of a generation, today’s Japan is the second largest economic power and one of the most advanced countries in the world. Yet its geographical conditions were not the most favorable: many islands, little land… Read More »

Japan Education

The ancient school system, which remained for centuries under the influence of Chinese culture, has been replaced, with the renewal of 1868, which opened the doors to Western culture, an organization that largely follows the European one while trying to adapt the spirit to the national one. The starting point of this new order was… Read More »

Japan Economy and Environment

Economy Until the international crisis of 2009, Japan was the second largest economy in the world in terms of GDP. Although in 2010 it was overtaken by China, still it remains one of the first countries in the world in terms of GDP per capita. To give an estimate of its influence in international economic… Read More »

Japan Economic Conditions

The sudden growth that in a few decades brought Japan, first among non-Western states, to the rank of modern world economic power was the result of various dynamics. The process was partly fortuitously triggered by the Western powers themselves with their pressure to open the Japan to international trade, which caused the explosion of the… Read More »

Japan During Hōjō

Upon his death (1199) a family council appointed Hōlō Tokimasa, his father-in-law, guardian (shikken) of his son Yoriie. Power thus fell into the hands of Tokimasa and his daughter Masako, widow of Yoritomo. A short time later, Tokimasa allowed Yoriie to enter religion and, in 1204, had him killed; less luck had his plot to… Read More »

Japan Hydrography and World Heritage Sites

HYDROGRAPHY In relation to the conformation of the islands and the highly fragmented orography, the hydrographic network of Japan lacks extensive basins. The main rivers develop in the Honshū; the Tone, which drains the central section of the island extending its basin on the Kantō plain , and the Kitakami, while the Shinano descends to… Read More »