Our city: Tokyo
Our country: Japan
Our longitude is: 35° 41'
Our latiude is: 139° 46'
We wear these clothes: Western-style clothing is the most typical kind of dress in Japan and that is what most people wear in daily life. Some Japanese people still wear traditional clothing like a Kimono, a kind of robe. In school, a sailor-type of uniform is worn.
We eat these foods: In Japan, rice and noodles are very important to Japanese diets and are combined with dishes made from meat, fish, tofu, or vegetables. Japan is also an island nation and eating seafood is very common and it's delicious! Instead of using forks, we use chopsticks.
We practice these religions: Most people follow Shintoism and Buddhism here in Japan, but many people adhere to practices from both religions. Shinto means "the way of the gods," making it a polytheistic religion that is practiced mainly in Japan and not really anywhere else. The government grants religious freedom to all though, and you can anything you choose to be! Some Japanese people even practice Islam and Christianity.
We speak these languages: Japanese is the official language of Japan with over 120 million of Japan's residents speaking it. The language is also the sixth most spoken in the world, and is special because there are not many people outside of Japan that speak it.
These animals live in our area: Japan is home to the usual animals that you might find anywhere. Squirrels, foxes, bears, raccoons, and dog are all found in Japan. A very special species is Japanese Macaque, which are monkeys native to Japan.
These industries support our local economy: Tokyo is a major financial center and there are many insurance companies and investment banks. It is also one of the most expensive cities to live in. The stock exchange is second in size only to the United States and Japan is one of the biggest economic powers in the World.
We use these types of transportation: The rail system is the best way to get around in Japan and trains always arrive on time, which is great if you need to get somewhere quickly and timely! One special kind of rail system is the "Shinkansen," which is a network of high speed trains that are also known as the "bullet trains."