Country Notebook Japan

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JAPAN
III. Geographical setting
A. Location- Island in East Asia
B. Climate-Tropical in south to cool temperate in north
C. Topography-mostly rugged and mountainous
IV. Social institutions
A. Family
1. The nuclear family- Close relations with immediate family
2. The extended family- Not so close of a Relationship
3. Dynamics of the family
a. Parental roles
b. Marriage and courtship-
4. Female/male roles (changing or static?)
B. Education
1. The role of education in society
a. Primary education (quality, levels of development, etc.)- High quality, mostly all public
b. Secondary education (quality, levels of development, etc.)- High quality, students tend to start going to private
c. Higher education (quality, levels of development, etc.)- High quality, students mostly attend private university
2. Literacy rates- 99%: Men=99.9% Women=99.7%
C. Political system
1. Political structure- Constitutional monarchy
2. Political parties- Liberal Democratic Party & Democratic Party of Japan
3. Stability of government- Relatively Stable but high turnover of Prime Ministers
4. Special taxes- Income, Enterprise, Property, Consumption, Vehicle Related, Liquor, Tobacco, Gasoline, and Income Taxes
5. Role of local government


D. Legal system
1. Organization of the judiciary system- Summary Courts, District Courts, High Courts, Supreme Court
2. Code, common, socialist, or Islamic-law country? - Code
3. Participation in patents, trademarks, and other conventions
E. Social organizations
1. Group behavior- Collective Society
2. Social classes- Emperor, Shogun, Daimyos, Samurai, Farmers, Artisans and Merchants
3. Clubs, other organizations- broad-based training, quality circles, and collective decision-making
4. Race, ethnicity, and subcultures- Subcultures: Cosplay, Gyaru, Lolita fashion, Otaku, Visual Kei
F. Business customs and practices- Dress to…...

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