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Culture of Japan

The culture of Japan has changed greatly over the millennia, from the countrys prehistoric Jōmon Period, to its contemporary modern culture, which absorbs influences from Asia, Europe, and North America. Japans indigenous culture originates primarily from the Yayoi people who settled in Japan between 1000 BCE to 300 CE. Yayoi culture quickly spread to the main island of Honshū, mixing with the native Jōmon culture. Modern Japanese have an estimated 80% Yayoi and 20% Jōmon ancestry. Japanese culture was influenced from ancient times to the Middle Ages primarily by multiple Chinese dynasties ...

2.5D musical

A 2.5 dimensional musical, also known as an anime musical, is a type of modern Japanese musical theatre production based exclusively on popular Japanese anime, manga, or video games. The term "2.5D musical" was coined to describe stories presented in a two-dimensional medium being brought to real life. Approximately 70 2.5D musicals were produced in 2013 and attracted at least 1.6 million people, most of them young women in their teens and 20s. 2.5D musicals are often seen as the starting point of many young actors in Japan.

100 Fishing Village Heritage Sites (Japan)

The 100 Fishing Village Heritage Sites, more fully the 100 Select Fishing Industry Fishing Village Historical and Cultural Heritage Sites to be Preserved for the Future, is an initiative of the National Association of Fisheries Infrastructure endorsed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan. In 2006, from the three hundred and fifty sites for which submissions had been submitted the previous year, 227 seeing further recommendation, a committee oversaw selection of the final 100. The purpose of the initiative is to promote interest in and reuse of the historic and cult ...

100 Landscapes of Japan (Heisei era)

In 2009, in celebration of its 135th anniversary, the Yomiuri Shimbun formed a selection committee and, together with its readers, selected the 100 Landscapes of Heisei. Three hundred sites were nominated and more than 640.000 votes were collected during the selection process. Sponsored by a number of leading companies and organisations, the initiative was supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

100 Landscapes of Japan (Shōwa era)

The 100 Landscapes of Japan is a list of famous scenic sites in Japan. The 100 Landscapes or Views were selected alongside further sets of 8 Views and 25 Winning Sites in 1927, a year after Hirohito became Emperor. The selection was intended to "reflect the new taste of the new era". The nomination and voting process was sponsored by the Tokyo Nichi Shimbun and Osaka Mainichi Shimbun. The landscapes or views are divided into eight classes 1 Coastlines 2 Lakes 3 Mountains 4 Rivers 5 Gorges 6 Waterfalls 7 Onsen 8 Plains. Many of these landscapes are now included among Japans National Parks.

100 Soundscapes of Japan

In 1996, as part of its efforts to combat noise pollution and to protect and promote the environment, the Ministry of the Environment designated the 100 Soundscapes of Japan. There were 738 submissions received from all over the country and the 100 "best" were selected after examination by the Japan Soundscape Study Group. These soundscapes are intended to function as symbols for local people and to promote the rediscovery of the sounds of everyday life. The follow-up Sixth National Assembly on Soundscape Conservation was held in Matsuyama in 2002.