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Japan, known as "the land of the rising sun", is an island country located in the far east of Asia. It has a great history and a unique and different culture, in addition Japan has captivated the world today thanks to the fact that it has mixtures of tradition and modernity, such as the ancient temples that characterize them a lot, even the futuristic skyscrapers that are seen today in Today, this country offers an extraordinary experience to those who visit it or explore its rich heritage from afar.

By: Valentina Sanchez – International Business Graduate Areandina University Foundation

For Japanese culture, respect, courtesy and a balance between the ancient and the modern are very important, starting from the ancient traditional arts such as:

  • The ceremonial tea

  • Calligraphy and

  • The kimono ceremony,

  • Like pop culture phenomena like:

  • The anime,

  • The manga and

  • J-pop music

Trade in Japan is a very important part for the growth of the economy and which has been a very big process, thus achieving that it is in the position that it is today as one of the global economic powers, thus occupying the third place of the largest economies in the world. With a business history that goes back many centuries, thus generating a reputation for its focus on quality, innovation and efficiency in its business transactions.

Japan is well recognized as one of the world's leading exporters, with a wide range of products including:

  • Automobiles

  • Electronic products

  • Machinery

  • Chemical products

  • Pharmaceuticals and

  • Manufactured goods in general.

Also, Japanese companies such as Toyota, Sony, Panasonic and Mitsubishi are internationally recognized for their excellence and ability to compete in the global market.

Taking into account the above, Japan is considered a developed country for several reasons. Here are some key factors that have contributed to its status as a developed country:

  • Japan has prioritized education for decades and has a highly effective education system. The Japanese population has a high literacy rate and access to a comprehensive education from childhood to higher education. In addition, since ancient times they sent students to other countries to learn from those who at that time were already a little more advanced and were the best in different areas. In addition, the Japanese have the great ability to adapt and reinvent themselves without being afraid of generating new knowledge in different ways. This has allowed for the formation of a highly educated and trained workforce.

  • Japan is known for its focus on research, innovation, creation and technological development, thus becoming a leader in different areas such as electronics, automotive, robotics, artificial intelligence and biotechnology. What Japan does is encourage innovation, creativity and the practical application of science to people from childhood, from study and also at work, which has led it to achieve numerous technological advances and the development of high-quality products. quality that favor the country in its economy. In addition, it has carried out a great modernization process, which has made it enhance the power of different companies born in that country.

  • As for Japan's manufacturing industry, it can be seen that it is highly efficient and competitive worldwide. Japan has a high reputation for producing high-quality products, especially in sectors such as automotive, electronics, and machinery. Japanese companies such as Toyota, Honda, Sony and Toshiba are some of the most internationally recognized for their excellence in production and quality management. Currently, Japan's industrial sector has grown significantly since by developing technology and applying it to its armed forces, it helped Japan since the beginning of the 20th century to become a military and economic power.

  • Japan has maintained great long-term political and social stability over the years, which has made the environment most conducive to economic and social development. Also, it has a low crime rate since, as previously mentioned, respect is very important in this country, which is why there is great respect for the rule of law and a solid government structure.

  • Regarding the quality of life in Japan, which is one of the most important factors, it stands out for offering a high quality of life to its citizens. In addition, it has an advanced medical care system, thus achieving a low poverty rate compared to other countries in the world, thus offering them great life expectancy and an infrastructure that supports the comfort and safety of the population.


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