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Japan is a country in Asia.

Angeline Wong had went to Japan in the years of 2003, 2008, 2013, 2014 and subsequently into year 2019. In 2013, Angeline Wong had went with Tan Wan Yin and Chew Shin Ru to Osaka area, but in 2014, Angeline Wong had went to Tokyo area and continued eventually with the year 2019.

Jeremy Mok had went to Japan on February 2007 and October 2016 (which is the Tokyo area), and following on the 16 - 24 October 2019, where we will be staying at various hotels, together with these popular attractions, including the direct bus from Tokyo-Haneda Airport to Hakone.

Japan is home to various items such as the Gundam and the Pokemon Center. Popular attractions include Mount Fuji, Nagoya Castle, Tokyo DisneySea and Tokyo Disneyland. The Japan Tourism Board has been created to serve a lot of tourists, but it also has the JTB Tour.

The Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 has came into the existence which has merged with other conflicts like Battle of Malaya and Battle of Singapore under either the Japanese occupation or the Hitler occupation which came to the end in 1945 following the Japanese surrender after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb.

There are several events such as the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 2020 Summer Olympics and the Expo 2005 at Aichi. The Winter Olympics is also hosted in 1972 and 1998.

It was home to the famous of filming films such as The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Shinjuku Incident.

HistoryEdit

The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohuku, was a magnitude 9.0 - 9.1 Mw undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 13:36 on 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 29 km (18 mi). The earthquake triggered powerful tsunami waves that reached heights of up to 40.5 metres (133 ft) in Miyako in Tōhoku's Iwate Prefecture, and which, in the Sendai area, traveled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland. The earthquake moved Honshu 2.4m east, shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm and 25 cm, increased earth rotational speed by 1.8µs per day and generated infrasound waves detected in perturbations of the low-orbiting satellite. Initially, the earthquake caused sinking of part of Honshu's Pacific coast by up to roughly a metre, but after about three years, the coast rose back and kept on rising to exceed the original height of the coast.

The latest report confirmed 15,894 deaths, 6,156 injured and 2,546 missing. 228,863 people were still living away from their home in either temporary housing or due to permanent relocation. 127,290 buildings were temporarily collapsed, with a further 272,788 buildings "half collapsed", and another 747,989 buildings partially damaged.

The tsunami caused nuclear accidents, primarily the level 7 meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant complex, and the associated evacuation zones affecting hundreds of thousands of residents. Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least three nuclear reactors suffered explosions due to hydrogen gas that had built up within their outer containment buildings after cooling system failure resulting from the loss of electrical power. Residents within a 20 km (12 mi) radius of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and a 10 km (6.2 mi) radius of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant were evacuated. When the Suzuki family was affected by the Tohuku earthquake, they had went to Spain in March 2011. Bert Koh was affected because of the holiday that occurred in March 2011, that was why the holiday could be postponed or cancelled.

Tokyo SkytreeEdit

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010[1] and reached its full height of Template:Convert in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower,[2][3] and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).[4]

The tower is the primary television and radio broadcast site for the Kantō region; the older Tokyo Tower no longer gives complete digital terrestrial television broadcasting coverage because it is surrounded by high-rise buildings. Skytree was completed on Leap Day, 29 February 2012, with the tower opening to the public on 22 May 2012.[5]  The tower is the centrepiece of a large commercial development funded by the Tobu Railway (which owns the complex) and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by NHK. Trains stop at the adjacent Tokyo Skytree Station and nearby Oshiage Station. The complex is Template:Cvt north-east of Tokyo Station.

The tower topped the 600 m (1,969 ft) mark and reached a height of 604 m (1,982 ft), surpassing Canton Tower (596 m (1,955 ft)) and becoming the world's tallest tower on 1 March 2011, before reaching the height of 625 m due to the earthquake. Construction began on 14 July 2008.

Sky City 1000Edit

Sky City 1000 is a hypothetical architectural project envisioned to be built in the Tokyo metropolitan area. It was announced in 1989 at the height of the Japanese asset price bubble.

The plan consists of a building 1,000 m (3,281 ft) tall and 400 m (1,312 ft) wide at the base, with a total floor area of 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi). The design, proposed in 1989 by the Takenaka Corporation, would house between 35,000 and 36,000 full-time residents, as well as 100,000 workers. It comprises 14 concave dish-shaped "Space Plateaus" stacked one upon the other. The interior of the plateaus would contain greenspace, and on the edges, on the sides of the building, would be the apartments. Also included in the building would be offices, commercial facilities, schools, theatres, and other modern amenities.

Although this project has gained more serious attention than many of the alternatives, it can be considered similar to projects such as X-Seed 4000 and to ultra-high density, mixed use concepts such as Paolo Soleri's Arcology and Le Corbusier's Ville Radieuse.

If completed, Sky City 1000 will be the tallest man-made structure in the world, edging out the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. However, Jeddah Tower (which will be completed in 2021) will be taller. The building has been scaled down from its initial one mile high (5,280 ft) proposal, which was never fully designed, to a height of at least 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) (the exact height is being kept private while in development, similar to the Burj Khalifa).

FoodEdit

Japanese cuisine has been known to the regional and traditional food. It is also exported to Singapore and it became increasingly popular. Common food that we have include:

Japanese ocha (green tea) is served to most Japanese dishes. It is like lush green for buses. There is also sake in Japan, which is containing 15% to 17% of the alcohol, and is made by multiple fermentation of rice.

Beer manufacturers such as Asahi, Sapporo Beer and Kirin Company are also popular in Japan for those who are drinking beer.

Hamburger chains include Freshness Burger and MOS Burger were also present. These were exported to Singapore for some time.

WazenEdit

  • Nihonbashi Wazen Ilda

SobaEdit

RamenEdit

Sushi/SashimiEdit

TransportEdit

SuicaEdit

Japan has been home to Suica cards for Shinkansen and rail usage.

ShinkansenEdit

Shinkansen is a network of high-speed rail lines in Japan, which is to connect towns with Tokyo. Japan was the first country to build dedicated railway lines for high-speed travel. Because of the mountainous terrain, the existing network consisted of 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow-gauge lines, which generally took indirect routes and could not be adapted to higher speeds. Consequently, Japan had a greater need for new high-speed lines than countries where the existing standard gauge or broad gauge rail system had more upgrade potential. Construction began in 1958 and the Tokaido Shinkansen began running in 1964, in time for the Summer Olympics. Shinkansen was also the host for the 1970 Osaka World Expo and Aichi 2005 World Expo, that is next to Fukuoka.

The lines are:

  • Tohuku Shinkansen
  • Tokaido Shinkansen
  • Sanyo Shinkansen
  • Joetsu Shinkansen
  • Hokuriku Shinkansen
  • Kyushu Shinkansen
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen

Many Shinkansen lines were proposed during the boom of the early 1970s but have yet to be constructed. These are called Template:Nihongo or planned Shinkansen. One of these lines, the Narita Shinkansen to Narita Airport, was officially cancelled, but a few remain under development.

  • Hokuriku Shinkansen extension from Kanazawa to Tsuruga is under construction and is scheduled to open in 2023. Between Hakusan Depot near Kanazawa and Tsuruga, the Fukui Shinkansen station was constructed in conjunction with the rebuilding of the adjoining conventional (narrow gauge) line station in anticipation of construction of the line to Osaka. The extension of the line to Osaka is proposed, with the route via Obama and Kyoto selected by the government on 20 December 2016. Construction is proposed to commence in 2030, and take 15 years.
  • Construction of the Kyushu Shinkansen branch from Shin-Tosu to Nagasaki, known as the Template:Nihongo or Template:Nihongo, started in 2008. The branch will be partially built to full Shinkansen standards (Takeo Onsen – Nagasaki) with the existing narrow-gauge line from Shin-Tosu – Takeo Onsen to remain as narrow-gauge track. Gauge Change Trains and/or 'relay' services are to be provided on this route.
  • Hokkaido Shinkansen from Template:STN to Template:STN is under construction and scheduled to open by March 2031.
  • Chuo Shinkansen (Tokyo–Nagoya–Osaka) is a planned maglev line. JR Central has announced a 2027 target date for the line from Tokyo to Nagoya, with the extension to Osaka proposed to open in 2045. Construction of the project commenced in 2014.

The following lines were also proposed in the 1973 plan, but have subsequently been shelved indefinitely.

  • Hokkaido Shinkansen northward extension: Sapporo–Asahikawa
  • Template:Nihongo: Oshamanbe–Muroran–Sapporo
  • Template:Nihongo: Toyama–Niigata–Aomori
    • Toyama–Jōetsu-Myōkō exists as part of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, and Nagaoka–Niigata exists as part of the Jōetsu Shinkansen, with provisions for the Uetsu Shinkansen at Nagaoka; Ōmagari–Akita exists as part of the Akita Shinkansen, but as a "Mini-Shinkansen" upgrade of existing conventional line, it does not meet the requirements of the Basic Plan.
  • Template:Nihongo: Fukushima–Yamagata–Akita
    • Fukushima–Shinjō and Ōmagari–Akita exist as the Yamagata Shinkansen and Akita Shinkansen, respectively, but as "Mini-Shinkansen" upgrades of existing track, they do not meet the requirements of the Basic Plan.
  • Template:Nihongo: Nagoya–Tsuruga
  • Template:Nihongo: Osaka–Tottori–Matsue–Shimonoseki
  • Template:Nihongo: Okayama–Matsue
  • Template:Nihongo: Osaka–Tokushima–Takamatsu–Matsuyama–Ōita
  • Template:Nihongo: Okayama–Kōchi–Matsuyama
    • There have been some activity regarding the Shikoku and Trans-Shikoku Shinkansen in recent years. In 2016, the Shikoku and Trans-Shikoku Shinkansen were identified as potential future projects in a review of long term plans for the Shikoku area and funds allocated towards the planning of the route. A profitability study has also been commissioned by the city of Oita in 2018 that found the route to be potentially profitable
  • Template:Nihongo: Fukuoka–Ōita–Miyazaki–Kagoshima
  • Template:Nihongo: Ōita–Kumamoto

In addition, the Basic Plan specified that the Jōetsu Shinkansen should start from Shinjuku, not Tokyo Station, which would have required building an additional 30 km of track between Shinjuku and Ōmiya. While no construction work was ever started, land along the proposed track, including an underground section leading to Shinjuku Station, remains reserved. If capacity on the current Tokyo–Ōmiya section proves insufficient, at some point, construction of the Shinjuku–Ōmiya link may be reconsidered.

The Narita Shinkansen project to connect Tokyo to Narita International Airport, initiated in the 1970s but halted in 1983 after landowner protests, has been officially cancelled and removed from the Basic Plan governing Shinkansen construction. Parts of its planned right-of-way were used by the Narita Sky Access Line which opened in 2010. Although the Sky Access Line uses standard-gauge track, it was not built to Shinkansen specifications and there are no plans to convert it into a full Shinkansen line.

In December 2009, then transport minister Seiji Maehara proposed a bullet train link to Haneda Airport, using an existing spur that connects the Tōkaidō Shinkansen to a train depot. JR Central called the plan "unrealistic" due to tight train schedules on the existing line, but reports said that Maehara wished to continue discussions on the idea. The current minister has not indicated whether this proposal remains supported. While the plan may become more feasible after the opening the Chuo Shinkansen (sometimes referred to as a bypass to the Tokaido Shinkansen) frees up capacity, construction is already underway for other rail improvements between Haneda and Tokyo station expected to be completed prior to the opening of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, so any potential Shinkansen service would likely offer only marginal benefit beyond that.

Tokyo MetroEdit

The Tokyo Metro (東京メトロ Tōkyō Metoro) is a major rapid transit system in Tokyo, Japan. While it is not the only rapid transit system operating in Tokyo, it has the higher ridership among the two subway operators: in 2014, the Tokyo Metro had an average daily ridership of 6.84 million passengers, while the other system, the Toei Subway, had 2.85 million average daily rides. The company replaced the Teito Rapid Transit Authority (帝都高速度交通営団 Teito Kōsokudo Kōtsū Eidan), commonly known as Eidan or TRTA, on April 1, 2004.

Tokyo Metro has indicated in the public share that it will cease line construction once Fukutoshin Line has been completed. The line was completed in 2013 with the opening of the line connection at Shibuya Station, but there are several lines such as Hanzomon Line that still have extensions in the official plans and in the past, these plans have tend to happen but often in several decades.

There are also some other rail project proposals in Tokyo which would involve large-scale tunneling projects, but these are unlikely to involve Tokyo Metro. The only proposal that has any suggestion of possible Tokyo Metro involvement is the prominent project proposed as a new Narita and Haneda Airport connection through a tunnel through central Tokyo to a new station adjacent to the existing Tokyo Station. This line is often described as a bypass of the current Toei Asakusa Line. It would link the Keisei Oshiage Line (with service to Narita Airport) to the Keikyu Main Line (with service to Haneda Airport) through Tokyo Station. The 400 billion yen project would be largely divided between the Tokyo metropolitan government and the Japanese central government (which is similar to the structure of Tokyo Metro) with the rail operator or operators paying the balance. The suggestion of Tokyo Metro involvement comes mostly from its description as a bypass to the Asakusa Line which might imply it to be a subway line, but the principle proposal only includes one stop in Tokyo (at Tokyo Station). The principle justification of the proposal is to reduce connection time from Narita Airport to Tokyo Station by 13 minutes, and the design of the proposal makes this much more a high-speed rail project than a subway project (though, it would likely not be up to all of Japan's Shinkansen high-speed rail standards). Currently the only high-speed connection to the Narita Airport is the Keisei Skyliner which runs to Ueno, but there is ordinary train service between these airports using the Asakusa Line. The proposal would essentially allow the Skyliner to run to the more important Tokyo Station as well as establish a high-speed connection to the Haneda Airport.

Nine lines include:

  • Line 2: Hibiya Line
  • Line 3: Ginza Line
  • Line 4: Marunouchi Line
  • Line 5: Tozai Line
  • Line 7: Namboku Line
  • Line 8: Yurakucho Line
  • Line 9: Chiyoda Line
  • Line 11: Hanzomon Line
  • Line 13: Fukutoshin Line

Several trains were donated to Buenos Aires, which is the Eidan 500 series, Nagoya 300/700/1200 series as well as Nagoya 5000 series. Some of the 203 series trains were shipped to Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI) in 2011. One of the train in the same batch was involved in the sarin gas attack in 1995.

Fukutoshin is Japanese for "secondary city center", and the Fukutoshin Line connects three of Tokyo's secondary city centers: Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Shibuya. Prior to its opening, only JR East had rail service between the three (on the Yamanote Line, the Saikyō Line and the Shōnan-Shinjuku Line). The new line was conceived to relieve congestion along this busy corridor, and to provide convenient through service between the northwest, the southwest and the central part of Tokyo served by the Yamanote Line. The line was initially planned to run from Shiki, Saitama to Shinjuku, with the possibility of going to Shibuya and Haneda Airport. A 3.2km of the Kotake-Mukaihara to Ikebukuro, running parallel to Yurakucho Line (which is called Yurakucho New Line), opened in 1994. The newest segment was completed on 14 June 2008, via Zoshigaya, Nishi-waseda, Higashi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-sanchome, Kita-sando and Meiji-jingumae (Harajuku).

Shibuya StationEdit

Main article: Shibuya

IkebukuroEdit

Ikebukuro will also have Sunshine City and Pokemon area.

AirportEdit

There are two airports in Tokyo - Narita and Haneda International Airport. Singapore Airlines flies towards Tokyo, together with All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines.

Kami-Shirataki StationEdit

The remote Kami-Shirataki station has been kept open until she graduates, which is the only one high school girl who travels through the station. The Japan railway JR wanted to close down the station but changed its mind when they discovered the girl used to go to the school. She is expected to graduate on March 26, which is when the station is expected to close.

A Taiwan Apple Daily report said that the girl featured in the story does take the train every day, but the year-three student takes it from Kyu-Shirataki Station, instead of the Kami-Shirataki Station, along with more than 10 schoolmates at 7.15am. That is the only train in the morning. Japan Railway will close three stations - Kami-Shirataki, Kyu-Shirataki and Shimo-Shirataki by March 2016. This may not have done anything to the graduation. Hayao Miyazaki is a co-founder of Studio Ghibli known for the films as Spiritual Away and My Neighbour Totoro.

PoliticsEdit

Emperor of JapanEdit

  • Akihito (1989 - 2019)
  • Naruhito (2019 - present)

Prime MinisterEdit

  • Shinzo Abe (2006 - 2007)
  • Yasuo Fukuda (2007 - 2008)
  • Taro Aso (2008 - 2009)
  • Yukio Hatoyama (2009 - 2010)
  • Naoto Kan (2010 - 2011)
  • Yoshihiko Noda (2011 - 2012)
  • Shinzo Abe (2012 - present)

EmploymentEdit

Japan has been home to various companies such as Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kinki Sharyo, Nippon Sharyo and Tokyu Car Corporation, including Hitachi for the railways. Other companies that were involved are: Sumitomo Corporation, Best Denki, JCB, MSIG Insurance and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. Air-con brands such as Sanyo and Mitsubishi Electric are also around, together with Mizuho and Fuji Electric.

Other brands such as Sony, Fujitsu, Canon, Nintendo, Panasonic, Toshiba, Toyota, Honda, Suzuki and Nissan are famous. Together with that, shopping mall brand Takashimaya usually comes from here, which also goes towards Singapore.

Odakyu GroupEdit

Odakyu Group is a Japanese company in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It showcases several things such as Odakyu Department Store, Hakone Ropeway, Hakone Sightseeing Cruise and Odakyu Travel.

TakashimayaEdit

Takashimaya Company, Limited (株式会社髙島屋 Kabushiki-gaisha Takashimaya) is a Japanese company that operates a department store chain carrying a wide array of products, ranging from wedding dresses and other apparel to electronics and flatware.

Since 1992, Takashimaya had opened one outlet at Ngee Ann City in Orchard Road. 10 years later, DBS had collaborated with Takashimaya for the credit cards. It became one of the partners for the IKEA credit card payment in furniture. The Japanese department store industry went through a wave of consolidation during a revenue slump in the 2000s, with Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings (parent of Mitsukoshi and Isetan) becoming the largest player in the industry.

EducationEdit

Primary schools, secondary schools and universities were introduced in 1872 as a result of the Meiji Restoration. In Japan, small children run errands and travel alone. A popular television show called Hajimete no Otsukai, or My First Errand, features children as young as two or three being sent out to do a task for their family. As they tentatively make their way to the greengrocer or bakery, their progress is secretly filmed by a camera crew. The show has been running for more than 20 years.

TelecommunicationsEdit

The nation of Japan currently possesses one of the most advanced communication networks in the world. There are five nationwide mobile phone service providers: NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, SoftBank Mobile, EMOBILE and Willcom.

FestivalsEdit

There are many festivals in Japan, which are called in Japanese matsuri (祭) which are celebrated annually. There are no specific festival days for all of Japan; dates vary from area to area, and even within a specific area, but festival days do tend to cluster around traditional holidays such as Setsubun or Obon. Festivals are often based around one event, with food stalls, entertainment, and carnival games to keep people entertained. Its usually sponsored by a local shrine or temple, though they can be secular.

Video gamingEdit

Video gaming in Japan is a major industry. Japan became a major exporter of video games during the golden age of arcade video games, an era that began with the release of Taito's Space Invaders in 1978 and ended around the mid-1980s. Japan became the most dominant country within the global video game industry, since the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System and the third generation of consoles. Japan's dominance within the industry would continue for the next two decades, until Microsoft's Xbox consoles began challenging Sony and Nintendo in the 2000s.

In the Japanese gaming industry, arcades have remained popular through to the present day. As of 2009, out of Japan's $20 billion gaming market, $6 billion of that amount is generated from arcades, which represent the largest sector of the Japanese video game market, followed by home console games and mobile games at $3.5 billion and $2 billion, respectively.

In the present day, Japan is the world's largest market for mobile games. The country's traditional console gaming market itself is today largely dominated by handheld game consoles rather than home consoles. In 2014, Japan's consumer video game market grossed $9.6 billion, with $5.8 billion coming from mobile gaming.

MediaEdit

Television and newspapers take an important role in Japanese mass media, though radio and magazines also take a part. For a long time, newspapers were regarded as the most influential information medium in Japan, although audience attitudes towards television changed with the emergence of commercial news broadcasting in the mid-1980s. Over the last decade, television has clearly come to surpass newspapers as Japan's main information and entertainment medium.

There are six nationwide television broadcast networks: NHK, Nippon Television and TV Asahi. For the most part, television networks were established based on capital investments by existing radio networks. Variety shows, serial dramas, and news constitute a large percentage of Japanese television shows. According to the 2015 NHK survey on television viewing in Japan, 79 percent of Japanese watch television every day. The average daily duration of television viewing was three hours.


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