Comparison Between Japan and Russia Essays
A comparison of Russia and Japan
Table of contents
General information about Russia and Japan 4
Tsunami Devastates Japan 5
Geographical facts 8
Demographical facts 9
Economic facts 11
FOREIGN RELATIONS 13
Governmental facts 15
Infrastructural facts 16
Geographical facts 20
Demographical facts 20
Economical Facts 20
FOREIGN RELATIONS 22
Governmental facts 22
Infrastructural facts 22
Cultural dimensions according to Geert Hofstede 24
Power Distance 26 …show more content…
At a news conference on Sunday, Prime Minister Naoto Kan emphasized the gravity of the situation. "I think that the earthquake, tsunami, and the situation at our nuclear reactors makes up the worst crisis in the 65 years since the war. If the nation works together, we will overcome," he said. The government called in 100,000 troops to aid in the relief effort. The deployment is the largest since World War II.
"NOTHING SIMILAR MAY be found in foreign lands," wrote Kitabatake Chikafusa when he described Japan in his fourteenth century Jinno sh t ki (Chronicle of the Direct Descent of the Divine Sovereigns). Although Japan's culture developed late in Asian terms and was much influenced by China and later the West, its history, like its art and literature, is special among world civilizations. As some scholars have argued, these outside influences may have "corrupted" Japanese traditions, yet once absorbed they also enriched and strengthened the nation, forming part of a vibrant and unique culture.
Early in Japan's history, society was controlled by a ruling elite of powerful clans. The most powerful emerged as a kingly line and later as the imperial family in Yamato (modern Nara Prefecture or possibly in northern Kyushu) in the third century A.D., claiming descent from the gods who created Japan. An imperial court and government, shaped by Chinese political and social institutions, was established.