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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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Australia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, UK, United States of America
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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

CNBC 
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been a part of the current Japanese government's growth strategy, so the U.S. withdrawal from this trade agreement has been damaging to the country's prime minister, Shinzō Abe, and will pose further problems in ... See more..
Financial Times 
The effort highlights Japan's acute sense of vulnerability as it tries to defend a sprawling archipelago of about 6,800 islands in a troubled neighbourhood and its overall population faces long-term decrease. It follows the 2012 eruption of the dispute ... See more..
CBC.ca 
Brandon Crawford scored the tiebreaking run when Matsuda bobbled Adam Jones' grounder to third in the eighth inning, and the United States reached the WBC final for the first time by beating Japan 2-1 on Tuesday night at rainy Dodger Stadium. Andrew ... See more..
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The Hill 
President Trump has selected Tennessee businessman Bill Hagerty as his nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, the White House announced Thursday. Hagerty, a private equity investor, served for four years as commissioner of the ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Every spring people across Japan are enraptured as the cherry trees explode into bloom, clothing the country in pink. The blossoms last for only a few short weeks, but in that time the fleeting flowers make for good business. The blossoms are a gift to ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Envelopes of cash, a questionable land deal and a kindergarten where young children are taught the values of prewar imperialist Japan. A scandal over the school's dealings is riveting Japan after an unusually long period of political stability. While ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
(Tokyo, March 24, 2017) – Japan's updated national bullying prevention policy will for the first time protect sexual and gender minority students, Human Rights Watch said today. The measure will boost Japan's reputation regionally and internationally ... See more..
Condé Nast Traveler 
Ask anyone who has visited, and they'll tell you: Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country offers a full range of nature and culture, from subtropical beaches to snowy mountains, futuristic skylines to ancient temples ... See more..
Atlas Obscura 
In Japan the regime is a little different than in the U.S.—lunches are delivered to the classroom where the students serve each other—but the nostalgia is just as strong. For a serving of rosy memories and a wholesome meal, visit Brasserie Kyushoku ... See more..
Forbes 
Japan has lived by a peacetime constitution since 1947, two years after its World War II surrender. The constitution obligates it to groom armed forces only for defense, no first strikes on another country. But China, the chief victim of Japanese World ... 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