Post #2: Background Information

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-14918801

The population of Japan is 126.4 million. Many people live in crowded cities that are along the coast. 13 million people live in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. That is a lot of people in one city compared to the 3 million people that live in the entire state of Utah. Yokohama is another major city in Japan. There is a very beautiful beach there. They speak Japanese in Japan, but the minority languages include:Ainu, Bonin English, Nivkh, Orok, and Russian. The major religions are Shintoism and Buddhism.  In 1853 the US forced Japan to open a foreign influence. The life expectancy is 87 years old for women.

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Post #1: Introduction

The country I selected is Japan. I was interested in this country because my sister went on her mission there. I am interested in learning more about the culture. How is the culture different from U.S. culture? What important historical events have happened?

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