Category: Japan

See animalerts for Japan culture and traditions.

Politics of Japan

State Structure and Political System of Japan

The post-war democratization of Japan was expressed, among other things, in the formation of a multi-party system. Currently, the most significant parties are: LDP, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), New Komeito (NC), Conservative Party...

Japan Population and Economic Conditions

Japan Population and Economic Conditions

Population Although at the 1995 census the population of Japan had almost reached 125.6 million residents (which rose in 1998, according to United Nations estimates, to 126.6 million), in recent years the population growth has shown a further slowdown compared to...

Japan During The Ashikaga 2

Japan During The Ashikaga Part II

Among Nobunaga’s generals we find another of the greatest figures in Japanese history: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-98). Of humble birth, he had entered his service at a very young age and was immediately appreciated for...

Japan During The Ashikaga 1

Japan During The Ashikaga Part I

Preparing to take up the legacy of the Minamoto by settling in the office of shōgun, which was to remain for 235 years to the members of his family, Takauji had first settled in...

Japan Brief History 5

Japan Brief History Part V

In 1998 Hashimoto was replaced by K. Ōbuchi, whose government enacted further financial reforms. After Ōbuchi’s death (2000), Y. Mori was appointed prime minister, whose government was overwhelmed the following year by a series...

Japan Brief History 4

Japan Brief History Part IV

The democratic transformation After the surrender, the Japan was placed under the occupation of the United States through the Supreme Command of the allied forces, led by General D. MacArthur, who used Japanese politicians and...

Japan Brief History 3

Japan Brief History Part III

The rapid process of nationalization of the Japanese people played in favor of the Meiji oligarchy, facilitated by the use of collective stereotypes: the identification between nation and race, the revival of the emperor...

Japan Brief History 2

Japan Brief History Part II

The second phase of feudalism In the troubled period that followed, marked up to 1392 by the existence of two courts, that of the North and that of the South, ruled by two emperors,...