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Asia Pacific Assignment. By Liam Allars. Japan. Japans Flag. Statistics of religions in Japan. 84 to 96 percent of Japanese people are Buddhists or Shintoists. 5 percent believe in a mixture of both religions. Less than one percent of the Japanese population are Christian. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Asia Pacific Assignment

Asia Pacific AssignmentBy Liam Allars1Japan

Japans FlagStatistics of religions in Japan84 to 96 percent of Japanese people are Buddhists or Shintoists. 5 percent believe in a mixture of both religions. Less than one percent of the Japanese population are Christian.

Distance from AustraliaThe distance between Australia and Japan is about 6,993 Kilometres Land Formations in Japan

Japans Indigenous Animals

Political ClimateJapan's Prime Minister, Yasuo Fukuda is running the country. But some say the leader of the opposition, Ichiro Ozawa, is controlling what Yasuo can and cannot do. Japans Cultural Dress

Japans Cultural FoodThe basic meal in Japan consists of Gohan, (a bowl of rice) Miso Shiru, ( Miso Soup) Tsukemono, (pickled vegetables) and fish or meat.Noodles: udon, soba and ramenSoy Products: daizu, shoyu, Tofu, Natto Rice and Rice Products: kome, mochi, senbei, sake, sekihan, Takikomi gohan, kayu, Onigiri, nori Languages Spoken99% of the Japanese population speak Japanese and 1% speak miscellaneous languages Main Imports/ ExportsExports: cars, electronic devices and computers

Imports: oil, food and woodMajor Natural/ Man-Made DisastersMost recently, Japan has seen a tsunami, an earthquake and explosions in the Fukashima Nuclear Power PlantComparisons between Japan and AustraliaPeople in both countries eat Japanese foodMost of Australia's gaming consoles are Japanese

Indonesia

Indonesias Flag16Distance from AustraliaThe distance between Australia and Indonesia is 2,799 Kilometres Statistics of ReligionsRoughly 86.1% are Muslims made up of Sufis, Shias and Sunnis, 5.7% Protestant, 3% are Catholic, 1.8% Hindu, 3.4% Buddhist and other or unspecified Land Formations in Indonesia

Indonesias Indigenous AnimalsAlpine Woolly Rat

Anoa

Asiatic Elephant

Babirusa

Bear (Sun Bear)

Blue Whale

Black Macaque (Celebes Black Macaque)

Celebes Black Macaque

Cendrawasih

Clawed Otter (Short Clawed Otter)

Dhole (Red Dog)

Dingiso (Tree Kangaroo)

Dugong

Dragon (Komodo Dragon)

Dwarf Gymnure

Echidna (Long-beaked Echidna)

Elephant (Asiatic Elephant)

Fin Whale

Flying Squirrel (Sumatran Flying Squirrel)

Gibbon (Silvery Gibbon)

Gibbon (White Handed Gibbon)

Grizzled Leaf Monkey

Gymnure (Dwarf Gymnure)

Humpback Whale

Indonesian Mountain Weasal

Javan Rhinoceros

Komodo Dragon

Leaf Monkey (Grizzled Leaf Monkey)

Long-beaked Echidna

Macaque (Sulawesi Macaque)

Macaque (Celebes Black Macaque)

Malayan Tapir

Monkey (Grizzled Leaf Monkey)

Monkey (Proboscis Monkey)

Mountain Weasal (Indonesian Mountain Weasal)

Orang-utan

Otter (Short Clawed Otter)

Proboscis Monkey

Rabbit (Sumatran Rabbit)

Rat (Alpine Woolly Rat)

Red Dog (Dhole)

Rhinoceros (Sumatran Rhinoceros)

Rhinoceros (Javan Rhinoceros)

Short Clawed Otter

Sei Whale

Siamang

Silvery Gibbon

Sperm Whale

Sulawesi Macaque

Sumatran Flying Squirrel

Sumatran Rabbit

Sumatran Rhinoceros

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatra Water Shrew

Sun Bear

Tapir (Malayan Tapir)

Tiger (Sumatran Tiger)

Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Tree Kangaroo (Dingiso)

Water Shrew (Sumatra Water Shrew)

Weasal (Indonesian Mountain Weasal)

Whale (Blue Whale)

Whale (Fin Whale)

Whale (Humpback Whale)

Whale (Sei Whale)Whale (Sperm Whale)

White Handed Gibbon

Woolly Rat (Alpine Woolly Rat)

Cultural DressThe two types of dress in Indonesia are the sarong and the jubbahCultural Foodbabur ayam - a sweet porridge made from rice or mung beans, with chickennasi goreng istem ewa - fried rice with a fried egg on top.nasi goreng - fried rice with vegetables and chickenmee goreng - fried noodles fried rice with vegetables and chickengado gado - vegetable salad with peanut saucesatay - skewers of meat grilled and served with peanut saucetempeh goreng - cubes of tempeh deep fried with garlic and coriander

Languages Spoken Indonesian is the official language of Indonesia

Javanese Bahasa Malay Madura Minang EnglishMain Imports and ExportsIndonesia's major exports are oil,gas,plywood,textiles and rubber. The major imports machinery and equipment,chemicals,fuels,foods.

Natural and Man-Made disasters2004 boxing day tsunami Mud volcanoesThe eruption of mount MerapiComparison between there and hereBoth countries have many tourists visit

Distance from AustraliaThe distance from Australia to Indonesia is 7,969 kilometres Statistics on Religion in IndiaReligionPopulationHindu 80.46%Muslim13.43%Christian2.34Sikh 1.87Buddhist 0.77Jain 0.41Animist, others0.65Land Formations in India

Indigenous AnimalsIndian tiger the elephant snow leopardIndian rhino

Political ClimatePositionNamePresidentSmt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil Vice PresidentShri Mohd. Hamid Ansari Prime MinisterDr . Manmohan Singh Cultural Dress

Cultural FoodNorth and West:North Indian meals are made up of chapatis or rotis, along with dals (pulses), vegetables and Curd (yoghurt). There is rice but not too much. There are also side dishes chutney (preserves) and achars (pickle). In the North and West, there are also Kashmiri and Mughlai dishes. They also eat a lot of milk based sweets

South and East:In South and East India, they eat a lot of rice, along with dals and curries. The dishes are mostly rice-based. Coconut is a very important and widely used ingredient in most of the South and East Indian dishes. Fish is also a part of this diet.

Desert Area:In the desert area of Rajasthan and Gujarat, they use a wide variety of dals and achars. A reason for this is the lack of fresh vegetables.

However, the staple diet of India consists of rice, atta (whole wheat flour), a variety of pulses and vegetables. Besides the main dishes, there are some snacks that are quite popular in India. Some of them are samosa, pakodas, vadas and chillas. With drinks, the most popular is tea. Coffee is more popular in South India. Nimbu pani (lemonade), lassi, and coconut milk are also popular. Traditionally, meals are eaten while sitting on the floor. But now, this is not so common. Also, most of the Indian food is eaten with the fingers only.

Languages SpokenThere are 18 major languages spoken in India and over 1600 regional dialects. Even though Hindi is the official language, many people in India do not speak it at all. Hindi is spoken by about half the population, mostly in North India. Some of the major languages are Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Main Imports and exportsImportsExportsgold Roman coins glassware wine medicines tin/copper silverware clothing cloves cardamon

pearls cotton sandalwood perfumed oils semi-precious stones (imported tortoise shell) (imported silk from China) nard (=ginger root) black pepper (imported cloves) (imported cardamom) ivory cinnamon tortoise shell fine cotton clothing

ComparisonBoth countries have a prime minister

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