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Gain Crucial Insight, Fast, on Japan and Its Culture
Myth indicates that Japan was founded in 660 BCE by Emperor Jimmu, but the first clear records, provided by the Chinese, are from almost one thousand years later. Since its beginnings, Japan has been heavily influenced by both the Korean and Chinese cultures. Today, Japan remains an intriguing enigma to many. It’s an economic and industrial powerhouse. Yet just below the surface of the frenetic pace and western gloss, it’s a unique Asian culture, one that is centuries old and has deeply ingrained traditions.