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Guatemala, Japan, Thailand
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Helps Ministries (“Helps”) is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian ministry headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Helps exists to “maximize mission impact” by providing professional services that strengthen Christian ministries worldwide.

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It is estimated that if Japanâ's population continues to shrink at the rate it currently is, it could have 1/3 of its population 50 years from now.1 Currently, around 20% of Japanâ's total population is older than 65 years of age.2 The number of children that are born in Japan each year has been on a steady decline for the past 33 years, and 2013 was no exception.3 In fact, children between the ages of 1 and 15 account for only 12% of the population, which is the lowest ratio in the roughly 30 countries who have at least 40 million in their population.4

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1 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/01/01/national/japans-population-falls-by-a-record-244000-in-2013/#.VAXXM1Z755w
2 ibid
3 http://rt.com/news/156872-japan-children-population-decline/
4 ibid
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Japan News

INFORUM 
Let's be honest, before spending time in Japan this past month I hadn't thought much about it at all. But there it was: Japanese sensibility still is shaped by the aftermath of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945; more ... See more..
Racing.com 
Neorealism claimed the HK$20million QEII Cup for Japan on Sunday night, as The United States ended his racing career in Hong Kong. The Noriyuki Hori-trained galloper was taken to the front by Joao Moreira with about 900m remaining in the 2000m ... See more..
Newsweek 
Tokyo has long busied itself building a national “brand”, an image that combines the supposed uniqueness of Japanese language, cuisine, and traditional ... See more..
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The Hill 
The U.S. Navy strike group heading toward the Korean Peninsula entered the Sea of Japan on Saturday, according to Japanese news outlet NHK. The U.S. Navy published a photo on Friday of the strike group moving through the Philippine Sea en route to ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte joined China in pleading with the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. to tone down their nuclear brinksmanship, even as he agreed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that negotiations to end the standoff would ... See more..
Financial Times 
The biggest hurdle for a young, would-be Japanese founder, says the 43-year-old serial entrepreneur, is convincing their parents that a start-up beats a steady job. GungHo, his first major enterprise, produced Puzzle & Dragons, the first mobile game in ... See more..
The Japan Times 
Japan House — an initiative developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and creatively directed by Muji art director Kenya Hara — involves the opening of buildings in each of these three cities celebrating the best of Japanese culture, from ... See more..
Forbes 
France's Mistral amphibious assault carrier docked in Nagasaki, Japan on April 29 in advance of military exercises to be conducted with the U.K., U.S., and Japan. Nagasaki is the closest major Japanese port to South Korea, and coming at a time of ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
French amphibious assault ship Mistral (L) arrives at Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Sasebo naval base in Sasebo, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan April 29, 2017, ahead of joint exercises with U.S., British and Japanese forces in waters off Guam. See more..
Chattanooga Times Free Press 
By September, she found herself on a plane to the city of Tono in northern Japan where she'd landed a one-year job through the Tono Education and Culture Foundation, which pays her salary. She has since extended the position for another three months. See more..
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Geography

Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula
Area

Total 377,915 sq km
Land 364,485 sq km
Water 13,430 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-gunto), Daito-shoto, Minami-jima, Okino-tori-shima, Ryukyu Islands (Nansei-shoto), and Volcano Islands (Kazan-retto)
Climate

varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north
Natural Resources

negligible mineral resources, fish ;

***NOTE*** with virtually no energy natural resources, Japan is the world's largest importer of coal and liquefied natural gas, as well as the second largest importer of oil
Natural Hazards

many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors but occasional severe earthquakes) every year; tsunamis; typhoons

volcanism: both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island's most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu both Unzen (elev. 1,500 m) and Sakura-jima (elev. 1,117 m), which lies near the densely populated city of Kagoshima, have been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Asama, Honshu Island's most active volcano, Aso, Bandai, Fuji, Iwo-Jima, Kikai, Kirishima, Komaga-take, Oshima, Suwanosejima, Tokachi, Yake-dake, and Usu
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere

Demographics

Nationality
Japanese
Population
127,253,075 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

In the years following World War II, government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defense allocation (1% of GDP) helped Japan develop a technologically advanced economy. Two notable characteristics of the post-war economy were the close interlocking structures of manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, known as keiretsu, and the guarantee of lifetime employment for a substantial portion of the urban labor force. Both features are now eroding under the dual pressures of global competition and domestic demographic change. Japan's industrial sector is heavily dependent on imported raw materials and fuels. A small agricultural sector ...See More is highly subsidized and protected, with crop yields among the highest in the world. While self-sufficient in rice production, Japan imports about 60% of its food on a caloric basis. For three decades, overall real economic growth had been spectacular - a 10% average in the 1960s, a 5% average in the 1970s, and a 4% average in the 1980s. Growth slowed markedly in the 1990s, averaging just 1.7%, largely because of the after effects of inefficient investment and an asset price bubble in the late 1980s that required a protracted period of time for firms to reduce excess debt, capital, and labor. Modest economic growth continued after 2000, but the economy has fallen into recession three times since 2008. A sharp downturn in business investment and global demand for Japan's exports in late 2008 pushed Japan into recession. Government stimulus spending helped the economy recover in late 2009 and 2010, but the economy contracted again in 2011 as the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and the ensuing tsunami in March disrupted manufacturing. The economy has largely recovered in the two years since the disaster, but reconstruction in the Tohoku region has been uneven. Newly-elected Prime Minister Shinzo ABE has declared the economy his government's top priority; he has pledged to reconsider his predecessor's plan to permanently close nuclear power plants and is pursuing an economic revitalization agenda of fiscal stimulus and regulatory reform and has said he will press the Bank of Japan to loosen monetary policy. Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis that adjusts for price differences, Japan in 2012 stood as the fourth-largest economy in the world after second-place China, which surpassed Japan in 2001, and third-place India, which edged out Japan in 2012. The new government will continue a longstanding debate on restructuring the economy and reining in Japan's huge government debt, which exceeds 200% of GDP. Persistent deflation, reliance on exports to drive growth, and an aging and shrinking population are other major long-term challenges for the economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$4.704 trillion (2012 est.); $4.612 trillion (2011 est.); $4.638 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

21.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 22% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

rice, sugar beets, vegetables, fruit; pork, poultry, dairy products, eggs; fish
Industries

among world's largest and technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods