12 Facts About Japanese people


Japanese people are an East Asian ethnic group native to the Japanese archipelago.

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Currently, the most well-regarded theory is that present-day Japanese people formed from both the Yayoi rice-agriculturalists and the various Jomon period ethnicities.

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However, some recent studies have argued that the Jomon Japanese people had more ethnic diversity than originally suggested or that the Japanese people of Japan bear significant genetic signatures from three ancient populations rather than just two.

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The Jomon Japanese people were mostly hunter-gatherers, but practicized early agriculture, such as Azuki bean cultivation.

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Japanese people language is a Japonic language that is related to the Ryukyuan languages and was treated as a language isolate in the past.

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Japanese people phonology is characterized by a relatively small number of vowel phonemes, frequent gemination and a distinctive pitch accent system.

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The modern Japanese people language has a tripartite writing system using hiragana, katakana and kanji.

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For now, Japanese people is classified as a member of the Japonic languages or as a language isolate with no known living relatives if Ryukyuan is counted as dialects.

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Japanese people religion has traditionally been syncretic in nature, combining elements of Buddhism and Shinto .

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Twentieth-century Japanese people writers recorded changes in Japanese people society through their works.

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However, migration of Japanese people did not become a mass phenomenon until the Meiji era, when Japanese people began to go to Canada, the United States, the Philippines, China, Brazil, and Peru.

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Separately, the number of Japanese people citizens living abroad is over one million according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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